British Airways Dreamliner 787 Nose COLLAPSES At Heathrow Airport
A British Airways aircraft's nose collapsed on the tarmac at Heathrow Airport in the present day significantly injuring a crew member - after an engineer 'did not lock out the touchdown gear correctly'. Shocking pictures show the Dreamliner 787-8 with its nostril on the bottom and broken touchdown gear whereas a stair car stands by. Airport emergency crews rushed to the scene but the extent of the harm to the aircraft stays unknown. Medics assessed two staff with one in need of hospital therapy. The incident occurred while the Boeing-made aircraft - a passenger aircraft converted for cargo transport - was being loaded for a morning flight to Frankfurt, Germany, having flown in from Moscow two days ago. A source told MailOnline that the accident occurred due to an engineer 'not locking out the nose gear correctly'; which means the important piece of landing gear may have folded itself up contained in the plane. The supply added flight crew were onboard when it collapsed and that there were issues amongst ground workers of a doable security issue - which may lead to other 787s being grounded while inspections are carried out. British Airways nonetheless stated flights have been persevering with as regular and that the aircraft was only transporting freight and so had no passengers on board. It comes amid turbulence for BA after it introduced a cut of as much as 12,000 jobs during the pandemic and for Boeing who suffered enormous problems grounding their 737 MAX airliner fleet after two crashes killed 346 people. A British Airways Dreamliner 787 has suffered a nostril gear collapse on the tarmac at Heathrow Airport this morning. Airport emergency crews rushed to the scene with the extent of the damage to the airplane not yet known. A spokesman for the corporate stated: 'A freighter aircraft has been damaged whereas stationary on stand. As a freighter only aircraft there were no passengers on board. A London Ambulance Service spokesperson stated: 'We were called at 8:05am right now to reviews of an incident at Heathrow Airport. We sent various resources to the scene together with our hazardous space response group (HART), ambulance crews, a medic on a bicycle and an incident response officer. Our medics assessed two folks on the scene. It seems only the entrance touchdown gear, beneath the pilot's cabin, has collapsed, leaving the plane at a downwards angle. AerohubNews tweeted: 'An unidentified (at current) British Airways Boeing 787 has suffered a nostril gear collapse at London Heathrow Airport this morning. Callum Jones, a ramp agent at Manchester airport, said there are lots of explanation why a nose of a aircraft could collapse and that this must be determined by engineers. There aren't any injuries apparently. They are just fortunate no one was below the nostril when it collapsed and no pushback tug was hooked up both else it could have been rather a lot worse. The aircraft is believed to have suffered a front touchdown gear collapse whereas at its stand.