British Airways crash-landed at London City Airport

February 14th, 2009 - 10:22 am ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

British AirwaysOn Friday evening, a British Airways (BA) passenger jet carrying 71 people crash-landed at London City Airport, after part of its landing gear failed, said an official.

One person was taken to a hospital with a minor injury. The Flight number BA Flight 8456 was flying from Amsterdam to London and the airline said in a statement the four-engine plane’s nosewheel failed on landing. Emergency slides were deployed to evacuate the passengers. British Airways said the plane was carrying 67 passengers and four crew.

The London firefighters said the plane crashed onto the runway around 8 pm, and ambulance reported that four people were treated for minor injuries. Now, the airport’s only runway was closed after the incident.

London City Airport, in the eastern part of the British capital, is mainly used for domestic and European flights. It handles around 80,000 flights a year, with just over 3 million passengers.

The crash-landing in London occurred a day after a commuter plane incident,where it killed all 49 people aboard and one person in the home.

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