Breaking: BA 777 severely damaged in Heathrow emergency landing

Passengers have been evacuated from a British Airways Boeing 777 after it was severely damaged while landing at London Heathrow.

More to follow…

Update: News story on the BA 777 incident at Heathrow is up and discussions are underway in Air Space.

Update 2: Journalists Richard Sambrook and Nick Robinson have been caught up in the delays at Heathrow and have posted about the crash on their blogs.

Update 3: Photos of the Heathrow plane crash up on AirSpace

Update 4:

Video report courtesy of the Aviation Safety Network:

Update 5:

Video: Flight’s Safety and Operations Editor David Learmount gives his experienced views on the Heathrow incident, plus there is a graphic detailing how the incident occured.

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3 Responses to Breaking: BA 777 severely damaged in Heathrow emergency landing

  1. Numpty 18 January, 2008 at 8:00 am #

    Anybody else notice that the APU Air Inlet,
    just aft of the rudder was OPEN. Did the crew try to start the APU in flight for back-up
    electrical/hydraulic power? Just very glad everybody got out OK and looks like a very good job by the crew.

    A suggestion, after the investigation, why not chop the wings off and use the fuselage as a Cabin-Trainer?

  2. John Price 18 January, 2008 at 9:14 am #

    No fire, thank goodness … No fuel leaks then … What was the aircraft’s fuel state ???

  3. Numpty 18 January, 2008 at 2:52 pm #

    Just another little thought. If there was a total electrical power failure, would this cause the FADECs to “freeze” at selected power-setting?

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