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Plane Engine Catches Fire Over Cental London. Lands Safely.

Published on May 24, 2013

A plane was "on fire" flying over central London an eyewitness has said.

One person told Sky News: "As you looked up you could just see the flames being chucked out of the engine ... It was on full fire when we saw it."

Both runways were shut at Heathrow Airport where the British Airways aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing due to an "aircraft fire."

The incident is not thought to be terror related and all passengers are safe.

A statement from British Airways said: "The BA762, Heathrow to Oslo service, returned back to Heathrow shortly after take-off due to a technical fault.

"The Airbus A319 aircraft was carrying 75 customers. The aircraft landed safely and emergency slides were deployed and we are
currently caring for our customers.

Added: May-24-2013 Occurred On: May-24-2013
By: tubezzz
Regional News
Tags: plane, fire, london
Location: London, Greater London, United Kingdom (UK/GB) (load item map)
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