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Heathrow Airport's northern runway remains closed after a BA flight was forced to make an emergency landing.
After the BA flight landed, emergency vehicles surrounded the plane and emergency chutes were deployed.
We have treated three patients for minor injuries following the aircraft incident at Heathrow Airport this morningFrom @Ldn_Ambulance on Twitter:
Someone has uploaded a video that appears to show smoke billowing from the British Airways flight moments before it made an emergency landing.
This video was taken from You Tube and ITV News cannot independently confirm its veracity.
British Airways has released the following statement regarding its flight that was forced to make an emergency landing:
– british airways
BA 762 Heathrow to Oslo returned back to Heathrow shortly after take off due to a technical fault. Aircraft was an Airbus AC19 carrying 75 passengers.
Aircraft landed safely, emergency slides were deployed. Emergency services attended the aircraft. BA is currently carrying out a full investigation.
The southern runway has reopened at Heathrow Airport but "heavy delays" are expected throughout the day, Eurocontrol, Europe's air navigation safety watchdog, said:
Heathrow: Seems that 27L now reopened but expect heavy delays all today.From @eurocontrol on Twitter:
The southern runway is now open and all passengers have been safely evacuated from the aircraft. The northern runway is currently closed.From @HeathrowAirport on Twitter:
British Airways said it will carry out a "full investigation" after one of its planes was forced to return to Heathrow Airport following a "technical fault".
The airline is urging all its passengers to check their flight status:
BA aircraft returned back to Heathrow due to a technical fault. We'll be carrying out a full investigation into the incident. (24MAY)From @British_Airways on Twitter:
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These photos show the latest scenes from Heathrow Airport where emergency workers are securing a plane that was forced to make an emergency landing.
The photo below, which was tweeted by a man claiming to have been a passenger on that flight, shows the left jet engine exposed.
More than 20 emergency vehicles are visible surrounding the British Airways flight.
The southern runway at Heathrow Airport has re-opened, but the northern runway remains closed after a plane was forced to make an emergency landing.