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A British Airways plane surrounded by emergency vehicles. PA Wire

A British Airways plane surrounded by emergency vehicles. PA Wire

A British Airways plane surrounded by emergency vehicles. PA Wire

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

With eyewitnesses reporting seeing an engine on fire, the Airbus A319 plane made an emergency landing, with the 75 passengers and crew evacuated via the emergency chutes.

London Ambulance service later reported that three people had been treated for minor injuries from the flight, which had taken off from Heathrow for Oslo this morning.

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.

Eyewitnesses described seeing the right engine on fire.

hnews@herald.ie


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