Monday, January 14, 2013

► UGANDA: British Airways 767 enroute from Lusaka to Heathrow suffers engine failure; diverts to Entebbe.

British Airways
A British Airways Boeing 767-300 (MSN 25442 | G-BNWO) enroute from Lusaka, Zambia to London Heathrow, United Kingdom on Monday 14 January 2013 as flight BA254 was forced to divert to Entebbe, Uganda following the failure of its starboard engine.

British Airways 767-300 G-BNWO
British Airways 767-300 G-BNWO (markh767)
According to The Aviation Herald, passengers "reported hearing a thud type sound, soon after a smell of burning cables developed, the aircraft began to descend." Thereafter the aircraft entered a holding pattern before safely landing at Entebbe. However, the aircraft failed to taxi to the stand under its own power owing to a number of burst tyres.

Passengers were taken to hotels, a few were rebooked onto other flights to London via Nairobi.