Thursday, January 17, 2008

Photo that shows the miracle at Heathrow...

I just heard an eyewitness to today's crash landing at Heathrow say on BBC radio that the British Airways pilot deserves a medal as big as a frying pan for managing to land inside the perimeter fence after a total power loss...and this photo from the BBC website shows how perilously close to disaster the aircraft came.

Despite the aircraft's wheels literally falling off, a wing ripped from the fuselage and the Rolls Royce engines gouging into the tarmac, some passengers have described a bit of a bumpy landing, not realising until later that they had belly-flopped!

Tomorrow's papers will use the over-used 'miracle escape' in their headlines. For once, they will be spot on.

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