Airliner crash-lands at Heathrow [impressive pic]

Airliner crash-lands at Heathrow

A passenger plane has crash-landed short of a runway at Heathrow Airport after losing its rear undercarriage.
All 136 passengers and 16 crew escaped from the British Airways flight BA038 from Beijing. 13 people have been taken to hospital with minor injuries.
An airport worker told the BBC the pilot on the Boeing 777 had said he had lost all power, and had been forced to glide the plane into land.
All BA short-haul flights from Heathrow have been cancelled and others delayed.
The worker also said the pilot had told him all the electronics had also failed.

"He said he had no warning - it just went," the worker added.
"It's a miracle. The man deserves a medal as big as a frying pan."
BA refused to comment on the report and said it would not speculate on the cause of the crash.
Police say the incident was not terror-related.

asked by Mimz in Cycling | 4985 views | 01-17-2008 at 07:55 PM

the guy is a hero

answered by Smoke | 01-18-2008 at 05:51 AM

That guy is getting some tonight

answered by adam_ | 01-18-2008 at 06:48 AM

I just saw a set of pictures showing the accident from every angle
people is so lucky nothing happened

answered by max | 01-19-2008 at 12:20 AM

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