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British Airways Boeing 777-236 ER G-VIIO is damaged at Las Vegas due to an engine fire

British 777-200 G-VIIO damage at LAS (SuaveCastro)(LR)

British Airways (London) flight BA 2276 from Las Vegas (LAS) to London (Gatwick) (LGW) with 157 passengers and 13 crew members on board and operated with Boeing 777-236 ER G-VIIO (msn 29320) aborted its takeoff at LAS at 4:13 p.m. local time (September 8) when the left engine caught on fire. The passengers and crew members evacuated the aircraft on the runway.

The incident closed runway 7L at McCarran International Airport until 0001 am this morning.

The media is now reporting 20 people were injured.

British Airways issued this statement on Twitter:

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We are continuing to care for the 157 customers who were involved in the incident with flight BA2276 from Las Vegas to London Gatwick on Tuesday 8 September 2015.

All customers have been provided with hotel accommodation, and our colleagues are helping them with anything further they require.

Customers who were taken to hospital have all been released following care and treatment. The National Transportation Safety Board in the US is conducting an investigation into the incident and we will give them our fullest support.

The safety of our customers and crew are always our top priorities, and all of our other flights are continuing to operate as normal.

If friends or family of customers who were on board BA2276 have any concerns they can contact British Airways on the following numbers:

From the US: 1 800 654 3246

From the UK: 0800 389 4191

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The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) today issued this short statement on Twitter:

NTSB (is) sending (a) team of three investigators to British Airways 777 engine fire that occurred in Las Vegas yesterday.

Twitter photo by CastroBelRico.

Copyright Photo Below: Terry Wade/AirlinersGallery.com. G-VIIO returns to the LGW base prior to the accident.




British Airways to launch the London Gatwick – San Jose route

British Airways (London) will launch a new route connecting London (Gatwick) with San Jose, Costa Rica starting on May 4, 2016. The new route will be operated two days a week via Boeing 777-200 ER aircraft according to Airline Route.

Copyright Photo: SPA/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 777-236 ER G-VIIJ (msn 27492) departs from London’s Heathrow Airport.

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British Airways unveils its “GREAT Festival of Creativity in Shanghai” special livery on G-YMML

British Airways 777-200 G-YMML (15-GREAT Festival of Creativity)(Grd) LHR (DAP)(LRW)

British Airways (London) today rolled out at London Heathrow its brand new promotional livery on this Boeing 777-236 ER registered as G-YMML (msn 30313). The airline issued this statement about the new design:

“BA’s paint bay teams have brought a fantastic design, created by Chinese fashion designer Masha Ma, to life.

The Boeing 777-200 is a centrepiece of the airline’s contribution to the GREAT Festival of Creativity in Shanghai.


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The design by Ma on the Boeing 777-200 aircraft, depicts a bamboo and a rose in an east-meets-west fusion of symbols and artistic styles.

British Airways 777-200 G-YMML (15-GREAT Festival of Creativity)(Logo) LHR (SA)(LR)

The Engineering team used specialist techniques to paint the aircraft with Ma’s design which combines a western impressionistic style with Chinese ink-and-wash painting techniques. The design took 2,472 manhours and 186 individual stencils to apply.

The festival, which runs from March 2 to 4 at the Long Museum in Shanghai, is part of the GREAT Britain campaign aimed at promoting the UK as a world-class destination for trade, tourism, investment and education to generate jobs and growth”.

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British Airways to resume flights to Kuala Lumpur on May 27, 2015

British Airways (London) will restore service to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia starting on May 27, 2015 from London (Heathrow). The daily route will be operated with Boeing 777-200 ER aircraft per Airline Route. The weakness of Malaysia Airlines flights probably led to the decision to restore the route.

Copyright Photo: SPA/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 777-236 ER G-YMMA (msn 30302) gracefully climbs away from London (Heathrow Airport).

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Willie Walsh: “A number of European carriers will fail this winter”

British Airways‘ (London) and IAG’s CEO Willie Walsh stated in an article published by Travel Weekly, has warned “a number” of European carriers are poised to fail this winter season.

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Copyright Photo: Antony J. Best/AirlinersGallery.com. Wearing a Panda face for the launch of the new route to Chengdu, China, Boeing 777-236 G-YMMH (msn 30309) arrives at the London (Heathrow) hub.

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British Airways gets ready to fly to Chengdu, China with a Panda Jet

British Airways 777-200 G-YMMH (97-Union flag-Panda Jet)(Nose) LHR (AJB)(LRW)

British Airways (London) as planned, will launch its new thrice-weekly London (Heathrow)-Chengdu, China route on September 22. BA has painted the pictured Boeing 777-236 ER G-YMMH (msn 30309) as a smiling panda. Chengdu is the home of the giant panda.

BA is also adding the lucky (in China) “8” in the flight numbers. Flight BA 89 will depart London Heathrow on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays at 1530, arriving into Chengdu at 0855 the following day. The return flight BA 88 will depart Chengdu on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 1055, arriving at Heathrow Airport at 1500.

Copyright Photo: Antony J. Best/AirlinersGallery.com. G-YMMH is pictured at LHR with the new panda markings.

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British Airways to launch London Heathrow-Tokyo Haneda flights on February 19

British Airways (London) will launch nonstop London (Heathrow)-Tokyo (Haneda) service on February 19, 2011. The new route will be operated five times a week and will be flown with Boeing 777-200 ERs.

Copyright Photo: Gilbert Hechema. Boeing 777-236 ER G-YMMI (msn 30310) is pictured on final approach at Montreal (Trudeau).

British Airways makes a new offer to the Unite union

British Airways (London) made a new offer to its cabin crews (flight attendants) yesterday (June 25) in a bid to end a long-running dispute over pay and conditions before a ballot on further strikes next Tuesday. The Unite union reacted coolly to the new offer.

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Copyright Photo: Gilbert Hechema. Boeing 777-236 ER G-YMMR (msn 36516) with additional “Keeping the Flag Flying” sub-titles arrives at Montreal (Trudeau).

British Airways is forced to cancel around 40% of its long haul flights

British Airways (London) is entering its second day of a strike by its cabin crew (flight attendants).

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Copyright Photo: Keith Burton. Is this a message to the strikers? BA has added a “Keeping the Flag Flying” banner to this Boeing 777-236 ER registered G-YMML (msn 30313). G-YMML is pictured on final approach at LHR on a warm May 24.

British Airways is back to normal for its long-haul operations, awaits the decision on the Unite appeal

British Airways (London) has reported it is now operating 100 percent of its long-haul flights at London’s Heathrow Airport. However short-haul service is still experiencing problems as it tries to undo some of the plans it had put in place to prepare for the cabin crew strikes.

The company has warned it is unable to return to a full schedule while it awaits the outcome of the United appeal by Unite, to overturn the High Court injunction against any strikes, which were due to start on May 18.

Read the full report in the WSJ:


Copyright Photo: Gilbert Hechema. BA’s long-haul Boeing 777-236 ER G-YMMI (msn 30310) arrives at Montreal (Trudeau).