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    Heathrow plane crash

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/7194086.stm


    Airliner crash lands at Heathrow

    The BA flight crash-landed at Heathrow Airport


    An international passenger plane has crash landed short of the runway at Heathrow Airport.
    Passengers escaped down the emergency chutes after British Airways flight BA38 from Beijing came down.

    Six ambulances were sent to the scene and three people were treated at the scene for minor injuries.

    The incident happened as Prime Minister Gordon Brown was due to leave Heathrow for China and India. His flight was delayed because of the incident.

    The south runway is closed while investigators examine the scene - the north runway remains open.

    On its approach it took the runway too low, just missing the roof of my cab

    John Rowland, eyewitness

    Eyewitness John Rowland said: "The plane's wheels collapsed, doors were flown open.

    "On its approach it took the runway too low, just missing the roof of my cab.

    "It crashed into the runway, debris was flying everywhere, there was an enormous bang and it skidded sideways."

    Huge amount of smoke

    Another eyewitness, Nick Gray, told BBC News: "We were taxiing along ready to take off and certainly out of the window I could see a plane coming in to land.

    "I'm not quite sure if the under carriage was missing or not, but certainly what we saw was the plane coming down.



    "There were some sparks as the undercarriage or the bottom of the plane actually touched the runway - certainly a huge amount of smoke coming up from that.

    "And then the plane did come to a halt reasonably quickly.

    "It was incredibly efficient the speed that people got off the aircraft.

    "I could see that the shoots were deployed very quickly and people were coming down on that.

    "Then people were sent off to the nearby buildings which are probably only about 200 yards away from the plane.

    "There about six fire engines there now.

    "There seems to have been regular dousing of foam on the port engine which obviously probably was the hottest one where the plane landed.

    "Certainly there is a lot of activity and lots of vehicles with flashing lights all around the plane."



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    Was watching the news when this happened.

    The plane was lucky to land on the grass before the runway as it wasnt that far off the road

    Still puzzled as to what the cause may be though.

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    How long are you gving it before the words "terror attack" is said?
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    They've already said its not a terror attack.

    People are calling it an emergency landing. Witnesses say the noise was terribly loud.

    North runway is closed due to all fire trucks surrounding the current plane and hosing down the runway to make safe any spilt fluids.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicko_12345 View Post
    How long are you gving it before the words "terror attack" is said?
    Nah not a terror attack, and hasnt been mentioned so far, although the prime minister is flying out of heathrow today so bet his security peoples arse holes were puckering a little bit

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    Just reading this now, thank god it made it to the runway and didn't hit the road!

    Good to hear nobody is badly hurt

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    friend texted me about it... really intrigued to know what happened.

    At least it seems like nobody was seriously hurt.
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    my ex is a BA airhostess..she was frantically texting her friends, to make sure all was OK before the photo was released...lucky lucky!

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    :| oh my lord

    I flew back from Thailand on tuesday to heathrow (on Qantas which is BA's sister company) and our landing was really bad because a bit of rubber had come off the front wheel of the landing gear.

    I said to my dad that it seemed like we were gonna crash and he said not a chance..two days later a BA plane crashes
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    Sounds like it is an electrical/power fault and the plane was glided in. If that is correct then the pilot deserves a medal for flying in effectivly a washing machine.

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