A British Airways Boeing 777 crash-landed at
London Heathrow Airport.
The aircraft, on arrival from Beijing, landed just inside the
perimeter fence yards from a busy dual carriageway. The aircraft
skidded across the grass and tarmac before coming to rest at the
end of the southern runway.
The main undercarriage was torn from the aircraft,
and the 777 also sustaining damage to its wings and engines.
All 136 passengers and 16 crew evacuated the
aircraft quickly, with only 18 passengers being treated for minor
injuries such as whiplash.
The crash landing was the
first serious accident involving the Boeing 777 since its introduction
into service just over a decade ago.
BA commented that they would not be grounding any of the other
777's in their fleet.