British Airways A350 Requires Inspection

British Airways A350-1000 requires inspection after exceeding permissible loads on the wing flaps, resulting in a precautionary inspection.


British Airways recently took delivery of their Airbus A350-1000 and began crew familiarisation flights on Monday, August 5, 2019, flying between London Heathrow, United Kingdom and Madrid, Spain.


British Airways had selected Madrid, Spain as its Spanish sister airline Iberia has A350 handling facilities at Madrid. The first 5 days of service was trouble free, until yesterdays flight.



Yesterday’s return flight from Madrid to London Heathrow required a go-around and upon landing at Heathrow, the inAirbus A350-1000 with registration G-XWBA exceeded permissible loads on the wing flaps.


The manufacturer Airbus recommends a precautionary inspection and until this has been completed, the aircraft has been withdrawn from service. We’ve been unable to ascertain whether the aircraft sustained any damage of not during landing at Heathrow Airport.


Click here to check the latest travel updates on the British Airways website.

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