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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 6:20 am
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An international passenger plane has crash landed short of the runway at Heathrow Airport.

Passengers escaped down the emergency chutes after British Airways flight BA38 from Beijing came down.


Six ambulances were sent to the scene and three people were treated at the scene for 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.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 6:37 am
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yeah watchin that n i'm flaimin flyin to india tmrw Sad

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 7:02 am
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Could be worse, Brown's flight back to China was delayed because they bent the one comin' in!
lolol

The South runway's open for take off now so all the passengers are able to see it as they taxi onto the runway.
Encouraging.
lolol

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 7:52 am
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Boing ............... Boing................... Boing Twisted Evil
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On that note, isnt it ironic that it's built by Boeing?

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2008 1:22 am
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Three minor injuries treated at the scene.
I want that pilot on my flight.

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- Shadow_Banshee
yeah watchin that n i'm flaimin flyin to india tmrw Sad


Have a safe trip Ole Banshee buddy and watch out for them Iraqies. Mr. Green
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2008 7:09 pm
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Three minor injuries treated at the scene.
I want that pilot on my flight.


Yea, and that airframe. No fire and evryone walks away. On the news tonight they said the worst injury was a broken leg (Who didn't follow the instructions on how to go down the slide Rolling Eyes )

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2008 10:28 pm
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said on CNN that the pilot lost power 2 miles out at 600 feet, damn fine flying

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 1:54 am
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Co-pilot was flying it apparently.
BA trolled the poor crew out in front of the press at BA H.Q.
All the office staff turned out and gave them a standing ovation.
Hero's welcome, well deserved.

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Co-pilot was flying it apparently.

Sounds like an instant promotion to me...

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