Breaking News-BA grounds a Concorde in safety scare.

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A Concorde (reg unknown) has been grounded following a safety alert surrounding overheating wiring near a fuel pump.

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G-BOAC, it's there if you read down far enough !

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Another bad blow for Concorde. And for Richard Branson too come to think of it.

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The sooner the type is withdrawn from service the better. It was a magnificent aircraft in its day, but its day has now passed and it is time for its C of A to be withdrawn, so when it has had its final BA flight no other operator can fly it.

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Originally posted by Mark L
G-BOAC, it's there if you read down far enough !

Wasn't there at time of posting, must be an update.

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BOAA and BOAB were withdrawn a while back I think? I dont think BA will bother to do anything about putting BOAC back in the skys befroe the concordes time is up.

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How very convenient for BA! Am I being a bit too cynical? Moi?

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The Barbados flights have now stopped, and with only 2 flights a day now, 4 aircraft is still too much. I could never understand why they needed 5 aircraft back into service anyway.

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OK well she has been fixed now. It was just a a standard fuel tank problem, of which BA has about 5 of each month all across the fleet.

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Originally posted by wysiwyg
How very convenient for BA! Am I being a bit too cynical? Moi?

That was one of my first thoughts as well :rolleyes:

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Looked to me like an attempt to nip in the bud all the PR Branson is milking without a cat in hells chance of succeeding.

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Couldn't have come at a worse time

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probably trying to take it away from Virgin.