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BA crash under investigation

Published:Friday | January 18, 2008 | 2:55 PM

United Kingdom investigators have launched a probe into the crash landing of a British Airways plane at London’s Heathrow airport yesterday.

Captain Peter Burkill, was praised for his professionalism after all 136 passengers and 16 crewmembers survived the crash-landing on the south runway.

Members of the Air Accidents Investigation Branch have spoken with the pilot and crew and they are expected to submit a report tomorrow.

Investigators said they would also be examining the flight data recorder.

British Airways said it would be operating its long-haul departures from Heathrow today and up to 90 percent of its short-haul departures.

Passengers have been advised to check with their airline before going to the airport.