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    Breaking news: BA aircraft crash lands at heathrow airport.

    A BA 767 crash landed short of the countries biggest airports. This is very unusual and i cannot figure out any possible cause apart from pilot error. see ofr yourself i cannot see why any pilot would carry out this sort of manouvre No engine failure was reported

    REMARKABLY EVERYONE SURVIVED LEAVING ONLY A FEW REQUIRING HOSPITAL TREATMENT

    http://uk.news.yahoo.com/skynews/200...5dbed5_13.html
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    Actually it was a 777, not a 767.

    Here's a link which has more details and a few better pictures:
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/e...on/7194086.stm


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    Quote Originally Posted by andarlite View Post
    Actually it was a 777, not a 767.
    indeed it was! I didn't realise it was an engine failure that will explain to abrupt pitch up on landing. Very rare incident considering the trple sevens safety record.
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    blimey! made it onto world wide photo galleries already then?
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    Must admit it looks like I tried to land it with everything working...

    Still on a more serious note with a failure at such a key moment, all praise to the crew for keeping it level and thus saving lives.


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    It will be interesting to find the real cause of the accident.

    I think this is the first 777 crash reported. Anyone know of any other 777 crashes other than maybe ground support equipment.

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    Flight from China and engine quits during landing phase. Surely it wasn't fuel starvation, ie ran out of fuel?

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    When I was a boy, (Long Time ago) we had an airplane do the exact same thing at KPDX; only crashing 4-5 miles out from the landing strip and falling from the sky much farther. What the BA pilot is reporting sounds almost just like what the pilot from 25 years ago was saying happened to him. The crash back then was becuase he ran out of fuel. I'm not wondering if Tim isnt onto something there.
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    As a GA nut I don't know as much as you guys on the reporting in the cockpit of the bigger stuff. However I would have thought the FMC and Master Alarms would have gone off prior to running out of fuel?


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