British Airways Flight 38 - 17 Jan 2008

British Airways Flight 38 - 17 Jan 2008

AirbusA330
In a few seconds of terror, Speedbird 38 skims rooftops, clears the London Heathrow perimeter fence by inches and bellyflops on to the grass, hurling lumps of broken metal into the air at one of the world's busiest airports. Miraculously, all of the 152 on board survive. However, this marks the first hull loss of the Boeing 777. Now, investigators hurry to find the cause before disaster strikes again. After a rigorous two-year long investigation, the AAIB determined that ice crystals in the fuel were the cause of the accident, clogging the fuel-oil heat exchanger (FOHE) of each engine. This restricted fuel flow to the engines when thrust was demanded during the final approach to Heathrow. Boeing identified the problem as specific to the Rolls-Royce engine fuel-oil heat exchangers, and Rolls-Royce subsequently developed a modification to its FOHE. Thanks to all contributors, whoever you all are (forgot again, took way too long on this and completely forgot to remember who made what. :P). #200 #200ER #38 #777 #Airport #Airways #Boeing #British #Crash #Flight #GYMMM #Heathrow #International #Landing #London #Speedbird
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