16:27 15 July 2015
A British Airways flight had to make an emergency landing at Heathrow after exhausted engineers serviced the wrong plane.
British Airways Airbus A319 caught on fire at the start of a routine flight to Oslo on 24 May 2013. Reports confirmed that the smoke began billowing out from the right engine forcing the 50-year-old pilot to turn around and passengers to evacuate on slides. Fortunately, no one was seriously injured during the accident.
The report added that on the night before, the technicians were servicing the plane, leaving the fan cowl doors on both engines unlatched as they took their break. Upon return, they mistakenly worked on another aircraft.
The incident report was published today by the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB), which made a series of recommendations to prevent similar accidents from happening again.