BA Boeing 777 returns to Gatwick with broken windscreen


A British Airways flight traveling over the Atlantic Ocean had to turn back to London-Gatwick Airport (LGW) due to a crack developing on the windscreen. The Boeing 777-200ER departed for Orlando Airport (MCO) on Monday, August 21, 2023, at 11:09 a.m. local time, but had to make a U-turn after only a few hours of flying. 


The plane was scheduled to land in the US at 3 o'clock but instead landed at Gatwick after four and a half hours of flight. Passengers on the 24-year-old jet disembarked, and the aircraft underwent an inspection. British Airways released a statement apologizing to customers for the disruption to their journey, citing a minor technical issue as the cause for the precautionary return to Gatwick. 


The cause of the crack on the windscreen is still unknown. The initial report on the incident was provided by @FlightEmergency.

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