May 24 - Onboard video of the British Airways flight that made a successful emergency landing at Heathrow airport in the UK. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
Video obtained by Reuters from onboard a British Airways flight shows the moment the jet was forced to make an emergency landing at Heathrow airport on Friday. The amateur video also shows passengers on the runway after leaving the plane. Passengers can also be seen exiting the plane using emergency slides. An unnamed passenger told Reuters that the "right-hand engine appeared to catch fire as the plane descended through the clouds but it went out after ten to fifteen seconds". The same passenger filmed the left-hand engine as the plane landed but that engine did not appear to have smoke coming from it, although a cover was raised. The plane was travelling from London to Oslo and was forced to make an emergency landing at Heathrow after a technical fault in an engine. "The BA762, Heathrow to Oslo service, returned back to Heathrow shortly after take-off due to a technical fault," BA parent company IAG said. The Airbus A319 aircraft was carrying 75 passengers. "The aircraft landed safely and emergency slides were deployed and we are currently caring for our customers. Emergency services attended the aircraft," IAG added. The airport, Europe's busiest, closed both its runways to deal with the incident, but one has since re-opened. A spokesman for the London fire brigade, which attended the incident, said they believed the fire was now out.