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[17 Jan 2008] BA38 lands short of the runway

[17 Jan 2008] BA38 lands short of the runway

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Old Jan 17, 08, 7:11 am
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[17 Jan 2008] BA38 lands short of the runway

Just heard this from 2 sources, but no further details...
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Old Jan 17, 08, 7:12 am
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BA38 lands short of the runway

BA38 from Beijing has landed short of the runway at LHR.
The fire service are in attendance.
LHR is now completely closed.
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Old Jan 17, 08, 7:14 am
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Inbound jet from China lands short of runway. Thats all BBC says at moment.
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Old Jan 17, 08, 7:15 am
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Originally Posted by swissytrader View Post
BA38 from Beijing has landed short of the runway at LHR.
The fire service are in attendance.
LHR is now completely closed.
Don't like the sound of that.
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Old Jan 17, 08, 7:16 am
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B777 - chutes out.

Sky covering it now (and presumably for the next 10 hrs...)
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Old Jan 17, 08, 7:17 am
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Sky news is reporting the passengers had to leave the jet by emergency chutes.
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Old Jan 17, 08, 7:17 am
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This came across on BBC World 20 seconds ago - no details yet.
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Old Jan 17, 08, 7:18 am
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Originally Posted by kryten22uk View Post
Inbound jet from China lands short of runway. Thats all BBC says at moment.
BBC1 News is saying that airport is now shut, plans is avacuated and surrounded by fire appliances.

Last edited by gallagher; Jan 17, 08 at 7:27 am Reason: wrong info
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Old Jan 17, 08, 7:18 am
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All passengers are off the plane with only minor cuts and bruises reported.
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Old Jan 17, 08, 7:18 am
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/7194086.stm
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Old Jan 17, 08, 7:19 am
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Flight BA38.

Brief news from bbc:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/7194086.stm
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BBC news 24 (not the website) saying people evacuated - seems to have attempted to land undercarriage up (eyewitness - either carriage was down but collapsed or no undercarriage) and didn't make it, but the plane is lying on end of runway, all left hand chutes deployed.

It is actually on the airfield though
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Old Jan 17, 08, 7:20 am
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Originally Posted by gallagher View Post
BBC1 News is saying that airport is now shut, plans is avacuated and surrounded by fire appliances. I think they mentioned that Gordon Brown is on the flight
Apparently brown was on the outbound rather than the plane which was involved in the incident which was inbound
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Old Jan 17, 08, 7:21 am
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Aircraft written off on 27L threshold. Main gear collapse. Touchdown something like 240 metres short of runway. All door slides out. REports of pax ok, wing rupture. nose gear ok

Busy night for me then

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Old Jan 17, 08, 7:21 am
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pictures on the bbc - wing is well damaged. landed about what looks 200-300 metres short - looks like under carriage did not come down. Engines is also in bits. Reports that everyone is okay.
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