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Water POURS into cabin of British Airways flight at 30,000 feet on Airbus A380 from Heathrow

Water GATE in cabin of British Airways flight at 30,000 feet as staff desperately try to cut power on Airbus A380 from Heathrow to Washington DC

  • Heathrow flight BA292 leaked during a seven-hour flight to Washington
  • Water from a faulty valve gushed down the economy trap on an Airbus A380
  • A BA flight attendant can be heard whispering ‘no f****** way’ as the water flows

A British Airways flight saw chaos on board when water poured into the cabin.

Crew members desperately tried to stop the relentless flow of water as the plane soared 30,000 feet into the air.

The plane, on transatlantic flight BA292, left Heathrow at 10:40 p.m. Friday and landed in Washington DC at 10:55 a.m. Saturday.

The Airbus A380 is a double-decker aircraft with two stages, one in the front and one in the back of the plane that can accommodate 500 passengers.

BA told us that a failure in a water storage unit at the rear of the plane has flooded the stairs used by economy passengers on the plane.

Water fell from the ceiling of the cabin at the back of the plane

Water fell from the ceiling of the cabin at the back of the plane

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Crew desperately tried to mop up the running water on the economy stair

BA said: ‘There was no safety problem at any point, this was due to the supply of clean drinking water.

The flight proceeded safely to Washington and landed as normal.

“A faulty valve has been replaced and the problem has been resolved.”

The shocking technical failure occurred towards the end of the 7-hour flight to the United States.

Engineers managed to fix the valve, and the same plane was back in the air the same day.

BA told us this is rare, as a staff member had never seen it happen in the three and a half years he worked there.

Gallons of water fell from the top of the cab

Gallons of water fell from the top of the cab

British Airways had cleared the outage on arrival in Washington DC and the plane was back in the air the same day

British Airways had cleared the outage on arrival in Washington DC and the plane was back in the air the same day

Water drips from one level of the airbus to the lower level

Water drips from one level of the airbus to the lower level

An airline employee said: The sun: ‘This was not a flight for nervous fliers.

‘An inflight waterfall is not a permanent feature at BA. It seemed more British Waterways than British Airways.

The crew thanked for the leak towards the end of the transatlantic crossing.

“There were a few people who said their Hail Marys, but the staff was professional everywhere.”

In one video, a BA flight attendant can be heard whispering “no f****** way” as water ran through the cabin.

Passengers were alarmed by the water at the end of the flight, as some feared the water could damage the electricity on board

Passengers were alarmed by the water at the end of the flight, as some feared the water could damage the electricity on board

Blankets and towels were frantically used to stop the water flow

Blankets and towels were frantically used to stop the water flow

An airline spokesman said: “While there was no safety concern at any point, the area was quickly isolated and the flight continued as planned.”

It is the first time one of BA’s A380 jets has leaked during a flight, although Airbus has been hit by similar incidents before.

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