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Heathrow closed : 16:30hrs 12 July '13 - [Empty plane fire, parked Ethiopian B787]

Heathrow closed : 16:30hrs 12 July '13 - [Empty plane fire, parked Ethiopian B787]

Old Jul 12, 13, 10:06 am
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Exclamation Heathrow closed : 16:30hrs 12 July '13 - [Empty plane fire, parked Ethiopian B787]

Is there some problem at LHR at the moment? I am in the GF lounge and nothing is moving at the runway. I can see 10 queued and a ba narrow body jet of some sort on the runway been this way for ay least 15mins
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Old Jul 12, 13, 10:08 am
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Originally Posted by spanna2000 View Post
Is there some problem at LHR at the moment?
Yes - will be back to normal soon....ish
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Old Jul 12, 13, 10:08 am
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BBC radio has reported a suspension of flights because of an incident involving an Ethiopian Airway aircraft. No detail on their website yet.
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Old Jul 12, 13, 10:10 am
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it's plane fire according to BBC NEws
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Old Jul 12, 13, 10:11 am
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someone's tweeted a pic of the plane -
https://twitter.com/DaPakiGuy/status...943234/photo/1
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Old Jul 12, 13, 10:12 am
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Both Runways closed (no fire cover) - Ethopian 788 apparently had a fire; although some reports say it was on the ground. Am sure this will develop.
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Old Jul 12, 13, 10:12 am
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BBC reporting Ethiopian 787 on fire


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Old Jul 12, 13, 10:12 am
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No movement at LHR

In the flounge at T5 and looking out of the windows there is big queue of aircraft waiting to take off and nothing landing. Anyone know what is going on?
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Old Jul 12, 13, 10:12 am
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Just the day I decide not to work from the Heathrow office.
Hope it's not too serious.
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Old Jul 12, 13, 10:13 am
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Inbound BA currently diverting, Belfast gone to LGW and at least one longhaul to STN.


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Old Jul 12, 13, 10:14 am
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hmm not good news if it's a 787
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Old Jul 12, 13, 10:15 am
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Another 787?!

Guess where my GF is right now.... Yup... 50 mins from LHR :-(
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Old Jul 12, 13, 10:17 am
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Heathrow problems 1700hrs 12 July 13 [(?) Plane fire, Ethiopian 787]

Hope they have enough fizz in the flounge. I had better go and get a top up.
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Aircraft confirmed (BBC News just now) to have been on the ground, with no pax on board.
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Old Jul 12, 13, 10:17 am
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Since the pic show the plane near a terminal building, I'm a bit surprised they've closed the runways.

Or is that just standard procedure?
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