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Incident at Heathrow

Old 24th May 2013, 08:03
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Incident at Heathrow

News on the BBC about an incident that's closed 2 runways at Heathrow, hope everyone's ok.

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Old 24th May 2013, 08:06
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BBC News channel reporting fire on board BA aircraft, all evacuated safely.
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Old 24th May 2013, 08:08
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Confirm that I seen aircraft fly overhead 5 miles out over Hounslow with a trail of smoke from what appear to be port engine. I was out of normal for the vapour in the air today , and that what took our attention.
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Old 24th May 2013, 08:09
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Short piece on BBC breakfast
BA say one of their aircraft evacuated on north runway no casualties but both runways closed
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Old 24th May 2013, 08:14
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As all the fire service react to the incident on the North Runway it can and seems to have meant that there is no RFF cover for the other runway and hence it closes devoting all resources to the incident,
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Old 24th May 2013, 08:16
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I'm sat on a MAN bound 321. Driver says at least an hours delay for us. Some pax already getting off.
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Old 24th May 2013, 08:17
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Sky News reporting fire incident in port engine. Slides deployed.

Edit - - - But Sky are now showing a video with the starboard engine smoking while on approach.

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Old 24th May 2013, 08:18
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BBC News - Heathrow Airport runways closed for emergency landing
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Old 24th May 2013, 08:19
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Sky News saying that it involves a BAW aircraft, both runways closed currently.

I also like how Sky News are saying that this is not terror-related

Thank Goodness all pax and staff evacuated safely! Sounds to me like a 'normal' emergency i.e a/c landed safely, all evacuated safely so nothing more to say really I feel

Full Qudos to all emergency personnel for a job very well done and not forgetting the flight deck for a remarkable job getting the thing on the ground! Video on Sky News showing an amateur footage clearly showing the no2/right hand engine trailing smoke.

Well done to all involved

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Old 24th May 2013, 08:22
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Sky confirming an A-319, slides deployed and pax evacuated. Witness saw it fly overhead, he heard the sound of an explosion and saw the right engine on fire. Video shows plane overhead, starboard engine trailing smoke. Possible arr from Oslo.
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Old 24th May 2013, 08:24
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Grrr

Looking at FR24 BAW762 departed, got as far as the LAM area and diverted back in.
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Old 24th May 2013, 08:24
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Smile Well done

Well done to all those crew/ATC/emergency services involved! That's why we train for these situations. Take it in your stride! Just another day in the office!
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Old 24th May 2013, 08:29
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the Oslo morning flight came in with an A320 G-EUUY
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Old 24th May 2013, 08:30
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Some reports suggesting may have hit a flock of birds.

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Old 24th May 2013, 08:31
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the Oslo morning flight came in with an A320 G-EUUY
As already mentioned above, it was the departing Oslo flight, BAW762, which returned to LHR.

A319 G-EUOE.
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Old 24th May 2013, 08:31
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I'm west of LHR & planes now flying over so must be re-opened.

From an unofficial source, heard it was a birdstrike......
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Old 24th May 2013, 08:32
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This is from the BBC
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Old 24th May 2013, 08:32
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Reports suggesting that the left engine was shut down, then the right engine went on fire...

Fair dues to the pilots on board for getting it down safely...
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Old 24th May 2013, 08:34
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27L reopened, currently single-runway operations for obvious reasons.
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Old 24th May 2013, 08:35
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Aaaah - Airbus - that lovely all embracing ECAM etc
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