Plane Fire Put Out at London’s Heathrow Airport; Aiport’s Runways Re-opening

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
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Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.
July 12, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

A Boeing 787 caught fire at London’s Heathrow Airport on July 12. Fire rescue crews are currently responding.

The aircraft was at the gate and unoccupied. Runways are beginning to re-open as of 12:53 EDT, according to Heathrow Airport. “Pls check your flight status before travelling to the airport,” it tweeted. “Please expect delays to arrivals and departures.”

A spokesperson with the airport told Sky News that there was an internal fire from the plane, and video footage shows at least nine fire engines responding.

Boeing tweeted that it is aware of the event and that they have personnel there. “We’re working to fully understand and address this,” it tweeted. 

Boeing shares were down five percent in New York, according to Sky News. 

The plane is a Dreamliner of the Ethiopian Airlines.

 

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.