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tlr online
17-01-08, 14:46
An international passenger plane has crash landed short of the runway at Heathrow Airport. Passengers escaped down the emergency chutes after British Airways flight BA038 from Beijing came down.

All 136 passengers on board the Boeing 777 were evacuated, with reports of four people suffering 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.

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

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Mr.Burns
17-01-08, 14:47
Good to hear that there weren't any fatalities.

rowanlim
17-01-08, 14:54
Yeah it's a relief to know there wasn't any fatalities...Bless them :)

Larson_1988
17-01-08, 14:57
Thank god no one was killed in that accident!

Voni
17-01-08, 14:59
They were very very lucky to escape like that.

mizuno_suisei
17-01-08, 15:00
Thank god no one was killed in that accident!

Ditto! Would have been a frightening experience though.

Legend Killer
17-01-08, 15:00
Glad to hear everyone was alright. :tmb:

Alex Fly
17-01-08, 15:09
Glad to read no one has been injured...

Ikas90
17-01-08, 15:14
Relieving to hear that no one has been killed or badly hurt. This would be a terrifying experience, indeed. :)

nick-xx
17-01-08, 16:44
I was opening my browser after a play and i just see this in my homepage :eek:, it was really luck it hasn't any victim.

PARANOIA
17-01-08, 17:03
We need to ban having international flights at airports. It's the only way to stop these kinds of accidents and delays. Plus, they eat up carbon credits like no one's business.

Grenade
17-01-08, 17:10
Oh dear. Glad they're alright.

Cochrane
17-01-08, 17:33
We need to ban having international flights at airports. It's the only way to stop these kinds of accidents and delays. Plus, they eat up carbon credits like no one's business.

I'd suggest banning national or inter-european flights instead, at least those with a flight time of less than two hours. In those relations, high-speed trains can provide equal or at least competitive service with less cost less risk and less pollution.

SamReeves
17-01-08, 17:46
Doesn't look like that will be repaired easily in the hangar. To the scrap yard me thinks.

findme
17-01-08, 18:46
We need to ban having international flights at airports. It's the only way to stop these kinds of accidents and delays. Plus, they eat up carbon credits like no one's business.

I'm sorry but how are people going to get to another side of the world then?

PARANOIA
17-01-08, 20:09
I'm sorry but how are people going to get to another side of the world then?

Start working on solar-powered aircraft.

ThomasCroft
17-01-08, 20:28
I'm glad to hear everyone was pretty much okay.

Cochrane
17-01-08, 20:34
Start working on solar-powered aircraft.

What is it about solar powered aircraft that makes crashes like these impossible?

PARANOIA
17-01-08, 20:35
What is it about solar powered aircraft that makes crashes like these impossible?

I'm talking about the pollution aspect. And solar aircraft, if researched fully, is infallible anyway.

Elysia
17-01-08, 20:42
;) Just saw the report on the news - the couple they were interviewing said they didn't even realise the plane had crashed until the oxygen masks were released and they were told via the airline staff!

Cochrane
17-01-08, 20:53
I'm talking about the pollution aspect. And solar aircraft, if researched fully, is infallible anyway.

How is a solar aircraft infallible? I have no doubt you're right about the pollution aspect, it's the avoiding accidents that interests me. And why do you suggest banning international flights? I'd rather ban short-distance flights, because high-speed trains offer perfectly adequate replacement.

thecentaur
17-01-08, 21:21
thank god no one was dead. that would've been a catastrophe. :(
but there were minor injuries, though:(

Should i be more afraid of airplanes now?

danitiwa
17-01-08, 21:21
Good to know no one's hurt.

vespertea
17-01-08, 21:27
My stomach sank when I read the title... I'm really glad to hear they survived. What an experience..