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Heathrow airport closed after BA emergency landing

The BA plane was forced into an emergency landing. Picture: PA

The BA plane was forced into an emergency landing. Picture: PA

  • by ANGUS HOWARTH
 

A British Airways plane had to return to Heathrow airport today with smoke billowing from the aircraft.

After an emergency landing, the 75 passengers and crew were all safely evacuated from the Airbus A319 which had taken off from the west London airport for Oslo.

With emergency services standing by, the passengers and crew used emergency chutes to leave the plane. There were no injuries.

Both the northern and southern runways at Heathrow were closed after the incident, although flights were able to resume shortly afterwards from the southern runway.

 

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