Flight crash lands in London; 4 minor injuries

February 13, 2009 23:45


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A British Airways passenger jet carrying 72 people crash-landed at London City Airport on Friday evening, officials said. All were evacuated safely. BA Flight 8456 was flying from Amsterdam to London, an airport spokeswoman said on customary condition of anonymity. London firefighters said the plane was carrying 67 passengers and five crew. It crashed onto the runway around 8 p.m. (2000 GMT, 3 p.m. EST). The airport runway is now closed. London ambulance officials said four people were treated for minor injuries but no one was taken to hospitals.

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