BA plane makes emergency landing

2013-05-24 10:18
A British Airways Airbus is seen at Heathrow Airport in London after making an emergency landing. (@MrBarry79, Twitter)

A British Airways Airbus is seen at Heathrow Airport in London after making an emergency landing. (@MrBarry79, Twitter)

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London - Both runways at Heathrow Airport have been closed after a British Airways plane made an emergency landing. All the passengers have been evacuated safely.

An official said there was a "black smoke trail" from the engine of a British Airways Airbus A319.

He said: "[It was a] safe landing and passengers evacuated by chutes on runway." There was "no fire", he added.

London Fire Brigade tweeted: "One crew from Heathrow fire station is assisting Heathrow Airport's fire service with an aircraft fire.

"We believe the fire is now out."

The southern runway has since re-opened. The northern runway remains closed.

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