Unconfirmed Rumor Of British Airways Flight With Twin Engine Shutdown Diverted For Landing To Ostende, Belgium (Update: It Appears It Is A World Airways MD-11)
A (totally unconfirmed so far) rumor has surfaced on the Professional Pilot Rumor Network that a British Airways 747 flight has suffered a twin engine failure over north UK, and was forced to divert for an emergency landing in Ostende, Belgium.
From the forum:
(unconfirmed) 747 diversion with two engines shut down?
heard that in the north of the uk a BA 747 has had a twin engine shut
down, and diverted? From a mil source, but no further info, can anyone
confirm or deny?Further details, landed in Ostend with engine damage....I cannot reveal sources for fear of reprisals in my line of work, but a
747 has definatly landed with engine damage in Ostend.... As said, the
original post was the first rumblings, all info since had come from a
very well placed source. Unsure on other details but it has impacted
where I work, flying seems to have been halted again.
It should be noted that the World Airways MD-11 came from further
afield, unloaded freight at Maastricht and then positioned at
relatively low level (probably somewhere between FL160 and FL220) to
Ostend (about 25 mins flying).
"We won't have answer on damage until the engines are inspected," World Airways spokesman Steve Forsyth tells us by email. "We have to take this precaution."
Forsyth says he was "advised of no engine shutdown."