Crash landing at London's City Airport

Friday 13 February 2009 22.02
London City Airport - British Airways aircraft crash lands
London City Airport - British Airways aircraft crash lands

A British Airways passenger jet en route from Amsterdam has crash landed at London's City Airport.

The 67 passengers and five crew evacuated safely but four people were treated for minor injuries.

It is believed that the front undercarriage failed on landing.

According to the London City Airport website, the runway is now closed and all remaining flights this evening have either been diverted or cancelled.

Fire crews were called to the airport just after 7.40pm when the four-engine aircraft had already been evacuated.

A spokesman for the London Ambulance Service said: 'We were called at 7.45pm to reports of an incident at London City Airport.'

'We sent six ambulance crews, two single responders in cars, two duty officers and we treated four patients for minor injuries.'

'No one was taken to hospital.'

The only remaining flight from Ireland BA flight 8466 out of Dublin, due to land at London City at 8.10pm, has been diverted.