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  • A333, London Heathrow UK, 2016 (Synopsis: On 26 June 2016, thick white smoke suddenly appeared in the cabin of a fully loaded Airbus A330-300 prior to engine start with the door used for boarding still connected to the air bridge. An emergency evacuation initiated by cabin crew was accomplished without injury although amidst some confusion due to a brief conflict between flight crew and cabin crew instructions. The Investigation found that the smoke had been caused when an APU seal failed and hot oil entered the bleed air supply and pyrolysed. Safety Recommendations in respect of both crew communication and procedures and APU auto-shutdown were made.)
  • A343 / B744, London Heathrow UK, 2007 (Synopsis: On 15 October 2007, an Airbus 340-300 being operated on a scheduled passenger flight by Air Lanka with a heavy crew in the flight deck was taxiing towards the departure runway at London Heathrow at night in normal visibility when the right wing tip hit and sheared off the left hand winglet of a stationary British Airways Boeing 747-400 which was in a queue on an adjacent taxiway. The Airbus 340 sustained only minor damage to the right winglet and navigation light.)
  • A343 / B752, London Heathrow UK, 1995 (Synopsis: On 23 November 1995, in normal daylight visibility, an Airbus A340-300 being operated by Gulf Air on a scheduled international passenger flight from London Heathrow taxied past a Boeing 757-200 being operated by British Airways on a scheduled domestic passenger flight and also departing from London Heathrow which had stopped on a diverging taxiway within the departure holding area for Runway 27R such that the wing tip of the Airbus impacted the tail fin of other aircraft. Two of the 378 occupants of the two aircraft suffered minor injuries and both aircraft were damaged. Passengers were deplaned uneventfully from both aircraft.)
  • A343, London Heathrow UK, 1997 (Synopsis: On 5 November 1997, an Airbus A340-300 operated by Virgin Atlantic airlines experienced a landing gear malfunction. The crew executed a successful partial gear up landing at London Heathrow.)
  • A343, London Heathrow, UK 2012 (Synopsis: On 5 February 2012, a SriLankan Airlines Airbus A340-300 started its takeoff from an intermediate point on the runway for which no regulated takeoff weight information was available on board the aircraft and was observed by ATC and others to become airborne much nearer to the end of the runway than usual. The subsequent investigation found that the flight crew had relied on data for a different runway which did not consider obstacles relevant to the runway used and determined that the regulatory position in respect of this was deficient, leading to corresponding safety recommendations being made)