Heathrow re-open one runway – BA A319 reported as safely evacuated via slides

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Heathrow Departures and Arrivals information

All passengers and crew were “safely evacuated” from the plane following the incident at about 09:00 BST.

John Coghlan told the BBC he saw a “black smoke trail” from the engine of a British Airways Airbus A319.

He said: “[It was a] safe landing and passengers evacuated by chutes on runway.” There was “no fire”, he added.

The southern runway has since re-opened. The northern runway remains closed.


I would expect rolling delays for some hours I am afraid.

BA are saying that :

Statement from BA: The BA762, Heathrow to Oslo service, returned back to Heathrow
shortly after take-off due to a technical fault.

The Airbus A319 aircraft was carrying 75 customers.

Looks like most diverted flights went to Gatwick, Stansted or Luton: