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BA flight misses runway at Heathrow

Flights to and from Heathrow are subject to delays following an emergency landing by a British Airways Boeing 777 from Beijing.

The aircraft missed the runway with 136 passengers and 16 crew onboard. Three people are reported to have suffered minor injuries.

Emergency services remain at the scene and the runway has been closed, restricting operations at Heathrow. Some incoming flights are being diverted to other London airports.

BMI, the second-biggest airline at Heathrow, has warned of delays but aims to offer as near normal a schedule as possible. For further information, BMI passengers should check flybmi.com or call 0870 6070555.

BA chief executive Willie Walsh said: “We are very proud of the way our crew safely evacuated 136 passengers with only three minor injuries.”

  • A helpline has been set up for friends and relatives. Call 0800 3894193.

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