General Chat Thread, Heathrow Closed: Plane On Fire Over Central London in General; Now might be a good time to book my flight for October....
24th May 2013, 02:35 PM #16
Now might be a good time to book my flight for October.
30th May 2013, 04:13 PM #17
""The pilots subsequently reported that one engine was shut down and the other engine was on fire"
30th May 2013, 04:38 PM #18
Almost exactly what caused the crash at Kegworth! The pilot reported a fire warning in one engine, but the good one was shut down. ISTR he got the blame.
Originally Posted by psydii
31st May 2013, 06:17 PM #19
It is now reported that maintenance procedures were not completed before the aircraft was released for flight:
Link: BBC News - Heathrow emergency landing: Engine doors 'left unlatched'
...Air accident experts said the coverings - the fan cowl doors - broke off and punctured the right engine's fuel pipe, damaging the aircraft's systems.
A fire then broke out in the right engine of the Airbus A319 British Airways flight to Oslo...
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