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Heathrow Airport runways closed after plane 'fire'

A British Airways (BA) plane had to return to Heathrow Airport to make an emergency landing after black smoke was seen coming from one of its engines.

Both runways were closed as passengers and crew used emergency chutes.

BA said the Heathrow to Oslo service turned back after a technical fault at 08:43 BST.

Witnesses reported seeing flames coming from the engine.

The southern and northern runways had reopened by 11:00 BST and short-haul flights cancelled by BA have resumed.

Richard Westcott reports.

  • 24 May 2013
  • From the section UK
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