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General => Aviation => Topic started by: nortonbeak on May 27, 2008, 01:45:38 pm

Title: B777 G-YMMM
Post by: nortonbeak on May 27, 2008, 01:45:38 pm
I found this entry while reviewing my files.

I thought at first it may be a failure to decode correctly. But looking at the destination, perhaps it may have been correct.

http://img185.imageshack.us/my.php?image=gymmmmk6.jpg (http://img185.imageshack.us/my.php?image=gymmmmk6.jpg)
Title: Re: B777 G-YMMM
Post by: AirNav Support on May 27, 2008, 02:04:45 pm
Very intresting, so the aircraft wasn't a write off, if so it may be going for repairs?

More importanly have they found the cause to the crash landing?
Title: Re: B777 G-YMMM
Post by: Allocator on May 27, 2008, 03:05:38 pm
Nortonbeak,

G-YMMM is an insurance write-off and will never fly again.  It is possible that parts from the wreck have been sold to BA by the insurer who now owns the aircraft.

If the decode was correct, then either the box from G-YMMM is in another aircraft, or somebody has wrongly coded the box in the aircraft you picked up.

The AAIB investigation into the crash landing continues, with fuel starvation being the most likely cause.  However, as there was plenty of fuel in the tanks, the on-board computers worked as advertised and there is no suggestion of flight crew error - the cause of the incident has yet to be determined.

See the AAIB reports so far here:

http://www.aaib.dft.gov.uk/publications/special_bulletins.cfm