British Airways' Flight BA038 Crash Lands At Heathrow Airport

british airways boeing 777 accident pictureBritish Airways flight BA038 from Beijing to London has crashed landing short of the south runway at Heathrow Airport. All 136 passengers on board the Boeing 777 had been evacuated, with reports of four people suffering minor injuries. The incident happened as British Prime Minister Gordon Brown was due to leave Heathrow for China and India, but was delayed because of the incident. Many other incoming flights have already been affected and diverted to the nearby airports. You can check the website http://www.heathrowairport.com for more information.

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Source: BBC Link to the photo gallery of Heathrow Crash Landing

Update: The initial report by the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) of UK on the crash said the two failed Rolls-Royce Trent 895 engines of BA38 flight but not human errors caused the accident. In a result, the failed engines can't supply the required power to keep the plane flying.

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