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
BA commented that they would not be grounding any of
the other 777's in their fleet.