British Airways flight #BA31 returns to London after 11 hours of flight


A Hong Kong-bound British Airways flight returned to London Heathrow after a flight of more than 11 hours.

British Airways flight #BA31 departs London Heathrow for Hong Kong from runway 27L on Saturday, 29 June 2024 at 20:55 local time.

The plane climbed to 33,000 feet and then 35,000 feet. But after more than 4 hours of flying, the crew decided to turn back.

The 23-year-old Boeing 777-200ER (registration G-YMMI) had experienced mechanical problems but was still able to hold FL340 on its way back to London.

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For example: Boeing 777 G-YMMI in Dubai on July 19, 2012. Photo: Aeroprints.com

The flight landed on LHR Airport's runway 27L just before 8am local time, more than 11 hours after departure.

After this British Airways cancelled the flight for that day.

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