Thursday, 17 January 2008

Good News For A Change...

A British Airways Boeing 777 crash landed at Heathrow this afternoon. After a sudden, catastrophic total shut-down, the pilot managed to "glide" the airliner over houses, airport buildings and a busy road before "belly flopping" it onto grass just 50 yards inside the perimeter fence.

The flight from Beijing nearly had one wing ripped away as it landed 400 yards short of the runway and its rear undercarriage sheared off as it skidded a quarter of a mile to a halt.

136 passengers were virtually unscathed - a few whiplash injuries.

The captain was described by one passenger as looking "very pale" as the plane was evacuated. Understatement of the century, I should imagine...

Deo gratias.

2 comments:

Mark said...

Indeed, Mac! It was a lucky escape, given that the wheels failed.

bernadette said...

George Clooney was the pilot ? oh boy.

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