BA54 JNB to LHR stop in Accra - Why?

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BA54 JNB to LHR stop in Accra - Why?

Unread post by chrisd » Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:45 pm

Travelling on BA54 tonight from JNB to LHR and been informed they are stopping over in Accra because of operational issues.

Anyone have a better explanation of why the extra stop? They never did this on previous flights I have done on same leg.
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Re: BA54 JNB to LHR stop in Accra - Why?

Unread post by 34south » Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:44 pm

On the A380? They need to check for cracks in the wings every 10 flying hours till latest OEB completed.
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Re: BA54 JNB to LHR stop in Accra - Why?

Unread post by RiNCEw1ND » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:02 pm

34south wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:44 pm
On the A380? They need to check for cracks in the wings every 10 flying hours till latest OEB completed.
BA54 is operated using B747-400 I believe ;)
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Re: BA54 JNB to LHR stop in Accra - Why?

Unread post by trees » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:03 pm

34south wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:44 pm
On the A380? They need to check for cracks in the wings every 10 flying hours till latest OEB completed.
This doesn’t affect BA’s A380’s
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Re: BA54 JNB to LHR stop in Accra - Why?

Unread post by Romeo E.T. » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:36 pm

chrisd wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:45 pm
Travelling on BA54 tonight from JNB to LHR and been informed they are stopping over in Accra because of operational issues.

Anyone have a better explanation of why the extra stop? They never did this on previous flights I have done on same leg.
thinking aloud only (speculation)

1) 3 crew required, one calls in sick, remaining crew now have a reduced FDP, maybe a flight crew change or uplift extra crew currently stopped in Accra.
2) Possibly fuel endurance problems, such as dispatch (if MEL allows) with an unuseable/inoperable fuel tank

it can really only be something similar ?
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Re: BA54 JNB to LHR stop in Accra - Why?

Unread post by Romeo E.T. » Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:01 am

Judging by Flight Radar 24 image

"much-ado-about-nothing"

yet ?

actual track is even further to the East than the Virgin aircraft on a parallel
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Re: BA54 JNB to LHR stop in Accra - Why?

Unread post by evanb » Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:44 am

Romeo E.T. wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:01 am
Judging by Flight Radar 24 image

"much-ado-about-nothing"

yet ?

actual track is even further to the East than the Virgin aircraft on a parallel
FYI, the black dashed line is not the actual track on Flightradar but the estimated track based on previous flights. It means the aircraft is n an untracked area. Purple represents the actual track when tracked.
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Re: BA54 JNB to LHR stop in Accra - Why?

Unread post by markpat92 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:47 pm

The No4 Hydraulic Pump had failed, was u/s at dispatch, bit of a lengthly MEL in which one has to account for a further failure of the No4 Engine/ Engine Driven Pump Fail (EDP), as a result massive performance limitations, limited the fuel load because of the Take Off Performance Limitations, as a result not enough fuel to make it to LHR, so tech stop in Accra.
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Re: BA54 JNB to LHR stop in Accra - Why?

Unread post by HarryC » Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:40 pm

The 747 arrived at Heathrow on time which would suggest it did not stop off at Accra,
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Re: BA54 JNB to LHR stop in Accra - Why?

Unread post by Burner » Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:19 pm

HarryC wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:40 pm
The 747 arrived at Heathrow on time which would suggest it did not stop off at Accra,
Perhaps some fortunate last minute changes on the load or favourable winds...

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