UK investigators expect to detail initial findings about the British Airways Boeing 777 landing accident at London Heathrow within 48 hours, and release a preliminary report in 30 days’ time.
The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) adds that it is receiving assistance from the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), which has assigned a representative to the inquiry, and is also being supported by engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce.
No-one was seriously injured following yesterday’s accident during which the 777, arriving from Beijing, landed short of runway 27L. There are increasing suggestions, still unconfirmed, that the twin-jet suffered a sudden loss of thrust during the approach.
Source: flightglobal.com's pemium news site Air Transport Intelligence news
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