British Airways plane suffers ‘nose collapse’ at Heathrow – jet crumples to tarmac


A BRITISH Airways plane suffered a “nose collapse” at Heathrow Airport, as the jet was seen crumpling to the tarmac.

The Boeing 787-8 (reg. G-ZBJB) was carrying out flight #BA881 from Moscow on June 16, when the incident took place. Aerohub News Tweeted: “An unidentified (at present) British Airways Boeing 787 has suffered a nose gear collapse at London Heathrow Airport this morning.

“Extent of the damage is currently unknown.

“Further details will be reported once available.”

It comes after the airline company faced a turbulant year due to the Covid pandemic.

BA started to bring people back ahead of the easing of lockdown restrictions on foreign holidays on May 17.

But only a few countries have been put on the Government’s green list.

This has meant travellers do not have to quarantine when return to the UK.

A large number of BA staff were already on furlough.
However, this decision has meant many more could go back onto the Government wage support scheme.

A British Airways spokesperson said: “Like many companies we’re using the furlough scheme to protect jobs during this unprecedented crisis.

“However, it’s vital the government follows its risk-based framework to re-open international travel as soon as possible, putting more low-risk countries, like the US, on its green list at the next available opportunity.”

Transatlantic operators BA, Virgin and American Airlines were said to have been hoping there could be an agreement with US President Biden and Prime Minister Boris Johnson at the G7 over a potential air corridor between the two countries.

Howeverim they were told a taskforce would start looking at recommendations and nothing more was said.