BA tries to recover after Heathrow crash

18th Jan 2008

British Airways is planning to operate all of its longhaul departures from London Heathrow and up to 90 percent of its shorthaul flights on Friday, after the crash of BA 038.Due to the disruption on Thursday January 17 a number of aircraft, pilots and cabin crew are out of position and this is having a knock-on effect on some shorthaul services on Friday.

A number of flights into Heathrow will also be cancelled throughout Friday January 18.

On Thursday a Boeing 777 operating as flight BA038 from Beijing to Heathrow was involved in an incident at Heathrow airport.

All 136 passengers and 16 crew on the flight escaped without serious injury when the aircraft was forced to land short of the runway after apparently losing power during its final approach.

British Airways chief executive Willie Walsh said: “We are very proud of the way our crew safely evacuated all 136 passengers on board with only three minor injuries.”



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