"Heroes with grimy faces" - Sir Winston Churchill

"Heroes with grimy faces" - Sir Winston Churchill

January 17, 2008

HEATHROW CRASH




Photos: BBC and Press Association

British Airways Flight 38 from Beijing crash-landed short of a runway at London’s Heathrow Airport on Jan. 17, 2008. The airline said 136 passengers and 16 crew escaped on emergency slides. There were more than a dozen minor injuries. Airport firefighters applied blankets of foam to the wreckage to prevent leaking jet fuel from erupting in flame.
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INCIDENT REPORT
12:43
G56 HEATHROW
AIRCRAFT ACCIDENT
HEATHROW AIRPORT, RVP SOUTH
1 Boeing 777 crash landed adjacent to runway. 136 passengers and 16 crew safely evacuated via escape chute. 11 casualties suffering minor injuries removed by L.A.S. 30-35 persons being assessed in triage at survivors reception centre. Foam blanket laid by Airport Fire Service and LFB. 1 Hose Laying Lorry, 3 Bulk Foam Units, 3 Airport Fire Service Foam Tenders,6 Foam Branches, 3500 litres of LFB foam used.
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INITIAL DISPATCH
MOBILISE MOBILISE MOBILISE
INC. 9164081
TOC 12:43:43
TEL. REF MG AIRCRAFT CRASH, E3
@ AIRCRAFT ACCIDENT
@ RVP SOUTH
SOUTHERN PERIMETER ROAD
HAL
HOUNSLOW
MIDDLESEX
TW6
58.Q/98 G56 TQ 07468 74189
RUNWAY 27 LEFT
G561 @ G56 AS PA, 135, RTA, WMR, RT
G392 @ G39 AS PA, RTA
G401 @ G40 AS PA, 135, RTA, WMR
G382 @ G38 AS PA
G381 @ G38 AS PA
H431 @ H43 AS PA
G242 X RT @ G24 AS USRS
SR15 @ A34 AS USR
G306 @ A40 AS USRC, HRTA
H276 @ H27 AS USRC
E216 @ E21 AS USRC
H429 X RT @ H42 AS HLR
CU6 X PAG @ H43 AS CU
H387 @ H38 AS BFU, PM CARRYING BFU3
M20 @ H31 AS USM4, PMU CARRYING S044 USAR MODULE 4
M21 @ H31 AS USM1, PMU CARRYING S041 USAR MODULE 1
O20P X PAG @ O20 AS MRU
G104 X PAG @ G38 AS GM
G40 X PAG @ G56 AS SM
G23 X PAG @ G23 AS SM
G24 X PAG @ G24 AS HZ
E79 X PAG @ H39 AS UA
H42 X PAG @ H42 AS PR