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Incident at Heathrow, Prime Minister evacuated

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posted on Jan, 17 2008 @ 07:09 AM
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Incident at Heathrow, Prime Minister evacuated


www.sky.com

Fire service are attending an "incident" involving a plane at Heathrow, some are saying plane landed short by not confirmed.
(visit the link for the full news article)




posted on Jan, 17 2008 @ 07:09 AM
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First reports said the Prime Minister plane was evacuated.

Skynews are saying its a BA plane from Beijing has landed short

www.sky.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Jan, 17 2008 @ 07:11 AM
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BA Boeing 777 involved.

PM is safe.



posted on Jan, 17 2008 @ 07:14 AM
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Looks like we both got in there about the same time!!

Boeing 777, BA30 from Beijing to London is the aircraft that missed the runway

Wonder how short of the runway it landed?

Don't really seem like a serious incident so far.

[edit on 17/1/2008 by Now_Then]



posted on Jan, 17 2008 @ 07:17 AM
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It's just been declared a "significant incident" by a pilot at Heathrow. All fire cover are attending the incident.

Not sure if it's crashed, no reports of smoke



posted on Jan, 17 2008 @ 07:22 AM
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All passengers from the aircraft in question are believed to been evacuated. Minor cuts and bruises, plane is reported to be at an angle on one side.

Prime Minister is still on his planes, reports said he was removed, but Gordon is said to be joking and talking to businessmen and reporters on his flight.

Heathrow is now closed.



posted on Jan, 17 2008 @ 07:22 AM
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Looking at pictures now, looks like a controlled crash.

Another note - increased aircraft activity over Plymouth now, I'm very familiar to the aircraft activity round here, something big is moving round up above, going out for a smoke to have a look.



posted on Jan, 17 2008 @ 07:24 AM
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BBC source



Passengers have been led to safety after a jet landed short of the runway at Heathrow Airport.

The plane was a British Airways flight BA38 from Beijing to London, the airline said.


BA jet makes emergency landing



posted on Jan, 17 2008 @ 07:25 AM
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There opening the Northan part of the Airport from incoming and outgoing flights,



posted on Jan, 17 2008 @ 07:25 AM
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Originally posted by Now_Then
Looking at pictures now, looks like a controlled crash.

Another note - increased aircraft activity over Plymouth now, I'm very familiar to the aircraft activity round here, something big is moving round up above, going out for a smoke to have a look.


It does, doesn't it.

BBC are now calling it an emergency landing, so wonder what forced it to land like that?



posted on Jan, 17 2008 @ 07:28 AM
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3 people being treated for minor injuries according to BBC news 24.

It does look as though the plane purposely crash landed on the grass to avoid explsion from sparking. Maybe due to an undercarriage failure?



posted on Jan, 17 2008 @ 07:28 AM
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Looks like a possible downdraft slammed him into the ground short of the runway. Having flown into LHR more time than I can count, I can say it's always a little "choppy" when coming in from that end in windy weather and go-arounds are common.


JAK

posted on Jan, 17 2008 @ 07:31 AM
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According to the BBC Heathrow officials are calling it an emergency landing and stating that it landed at 12:42.



posted on Jan, 17 2008 @ 07:32 AM
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Gordon is flying out to visit China and a plane from China has crashed in Heathrow.

Bad omen?



posted on Jan, 17 2008 @ 07:38 AM
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Originally posted by infinite
Gordon is flying out to visit China and a plane from China has crashed in Heathrow.

Bad omen?



No, I would go with simple coincidence.

This happens, looks like this is the best outcome from a bad situation.

The down draft theory from Britguy sounds plausible.



posted on Jan, 17 2008 @ 07:46 AM
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Originally posted by infinite
BA Boeing 777 involved.

PM is safe.


That's a great shame.



posted on Jan, 17 2008 @ 07:47 AM
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Oh dear...

someone has just dropped the "terrorism" card


The eyewitnesses sound odd, my brother just raised an interesting point by saying these guys seem to really know nothing. Apparently the incident was quick.

BBC are interviewing one of them now.



posted on Jan, 17 2008 @ 07:48 AM
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LMFAO


The eyewitness on the BBC said he saw nothing cause he was "looking at his watch" WTF



posted on Jan, 17 2008 @ 08:01 AM
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An airport worker who saw the plane come down said that it looked like a normal approach untilit looked like it wasn't going fast enough, started to 'dip' and 'see-saw' before dropping onto the ground.

Sounds to me like the pilot stalled it... he's going to be in trouble



[edit on 17-1-2008 by fiftyfifty]



posted on Jan, 17 2008 @ 08:28 AM
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problem with the engines I believe.

Skynews are really stupid!


"Your plane dropped out of the sky!"



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