Friday, May 31, 2013

BA Flight Fire: Engine Doors 'Left Unlatched'

Doors on both engines of the British Airways plane in last week's Heathrow emergency landing drama had been left unlatched during maintenance, according to an official accident report.

The coverings of the two engines - called fan cowl doors - then fell off as the aircraft left the runway, puncturing a fuel pipe on the right engine, the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) report.

But it was not known what caused the fire on the flight and that was still being investigated, the report said.

Flight BA762 was on its way to Oslo from the airport last Friday when it was forced to return to the London hub shortly after take off.