Aircraft Photo of G-YMMM | Boeing 777-236/ER | British Airways | #2602
Registration / Serial:G-YMMM
Aircraft Original Type:Boeing 777
Aircraft Generic Type:Boeing 777-200
Aircraft Version:Boeing 777-236/ER
C/n (msn):30314 / 342
Operator Titles:British Airways
City / Airport:London - HeathrowMap
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Airport Codes:ICAO: EGLL   IATA: LHR   Local: -   Other: -
Photo Date:18 January 2008
Photo by:Richard Vandervord
Photo ID: 2602
Photo Comment

The recovery operation begins. Flight BA38 landed about 300 meters short of runway 27L on 18 Jan 2008, after both engines had lost power due to a restricted fuel flow. The left main gear was pushed up through the wing, and the right main gear separated from the wing entirely. Fuel leaked, but there was no fire. Actually witnessing the scene brought home the extraordinarily short distance in which Triple Mike stopped. The lack of deformation is some credit to the integrity of Boeing's design, too.

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