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Today in Aviation: British Airways Flight 268

MIAMI – Today in Aviation, a British Airways (BA) Boeing 747-400’s innermost left engine burst into flames after taking off from Los Angeles in 2005.

Flight 268 was a regularly scheduled flight from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to London Heathrow (LHR). The engine burst was caused by a compressor stall.

Despite air traffic controllers expecting the pilots to conduct an emergency landing at the airport, the BA jumbo managed to fly through the United States, Canada, and the Atlantic Ocean with its three remaining engines. The flight then made an emergency landing at Manchester Airport (MAN), citing insufficient usable fuel to read more ⇒

Source:: “Airways Magazine”

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