UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch sharply rebuked British Airways' maintenance operation over a September 2003 incident involving one of BA's 757s. During the first flight after the aircraft returned to service from a 26-day maintenance check, the crew noticed that a hot oil smell that had been present in the cockpit on startup had returned shortly after takeoff from London Heathrow. The cockpit crew donned oxygen masks and diverted the aircraft to Gatwick. They experienced a control ...

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