jueves, enero 17, 2008

Boeing 777 de BA se estrella en Heathrow

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/london/7194086.stm


Airliner crash lands at Heathrow

The BA flight crash-landed at Heathrow Airport
Enlarge ImageAn international passenger plane has crash landed short of the runway at Heathrow Airport.
Passengers escaped down the emergency chutes after British Airways flight BA38 from Beijing came down.
Six ambulances were sent to the scene and three people were treated at the scene for minor injuries.
The incident happened as Prime Minister Gordon Brown was due to leave Heathrow for China and India. His flight was delayed because of the incident.
The south runway is closed while investigators examine the scene - the north runway remains open.
On its approach it took the runway too low, just missing the roof of my cab
John Rowland, eyewitness
Eyewitness John Rowland said: "The plane's wheels collapsed, doors were flown open.
"On its approach it took the runway too low, just missing the roof of my cab.
"It crashed into the runway, debris was flying everywhere, there was an enormous bang and it skidded sideways."
Huge amount of smoke
Another eyewitness, Nick Gray, told BBC News: "We were taxiing along ready to take off and certainly out of the window I could see a plane coming in to land.
"I'm not quite sure if the under carriage was missing or not, but certainly what we saw was the plane coming down.

"There were some sparks as the undercarriage or the bottom of the plane actually touched the runway - certainly a huge amount of smoke coming up from that.
"And then the plane did come to a halt reasonably quickly.
"It was incredibly efficient the speed that people got off the aircraft.
"I could see that the shoots were deployed very quickly and people were coming down on that.
"Then people were sent off to the nearby buildings which are probably only about 200 yards away from the plane.
"There about six fire engines there now.
"There seems to have been regular dousing of foam on the port engine which obviously probably was the hottest one where the plane landed.
"Certainly there is a lot of activity and lots of vehicles with flashing lights all around the plane.

Londres: avión aterriza de emergencia
Redacción BBC Mundo

Tres personas recibieron atención médica por heridas leves.Un avión realizó un aterrizaje de emergencia en el aeropuerto de Heathrow de Londres, uno de los terminales aéreos más transitados del mundo.
El avión Boeing 777 de British Airways (BA) proveniente de Pekín y con destino a la capital británica, tocó tierra antes de llegar a la pista de aterrizaje.
Los 136 pasajeros del vuelo BA38 fueron evacuados rápidamente y no se registraron heridos de gravedad tras el suceso.
Seis ambulancias fueron enviadas al lugar y tres personas recibieron atención médica por presentar heridas leves.
Retrasos
Sin embargo, el incidente -que ocurrió poco antes de que el primer ministro británico, Gordon Brown, partiera del mismo lugar hacia China e India- ha provocado serios retrasos en los vuelos del aeropuerto.
La pista sur de Heathrow permanece cerrada mientras las autoridades investigan las causas del incidente. La pista norte permanece está abierta.
El pasajero Fernando Prado, de nacionalidad española, le dijo a la BBC que se consideraba afortunado.
"No más de dos o tres minutos tuve para salir...siento que tuve mucha suerte, como si me hubiese ganado hoy la lotería".
Entretanto, un testigo en el aeropuerto, John Rowlan, indicó a la BBC que: "Las ruedas del avión colapsaron y las puertas se abrieron. Al acercarse venía volando tan bajo que casi toca el techo de mi taxi".
"Los servicios de emergencias estaban rápidamente en el lugar para atender al avión, una vez que aterrizase. Era como si supieran que había algún problema con el avión", añadió Rosyton Werman, otro testigo.
Las autoridades británicas descartaron que el incidente esté relacionado con terrorismo.

2 comentarios:

Julian Veron dijo...

Gustavo, podrias colocar el link a la página de la BBC de donde viene la noticia?

A veces ponen articulos relacionafos que también son interesantes.

Saludos

J.

Gustavo Lepez dijo...

Listo Julian, actualizado con links a las notas en ingles y castellano, recomiendo el link en ingles ya que tiene muchos relacionados ya, videos y declaraciones.

Saludos

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