Wednesday, September 9, 2015

behold the Hero BA pilot who saved 157 passengers from burning Gatwick-bound jet on Vegas runway(photos)

British Airways plane bursts into flames on Las Vegas' McCarran Airport before take-off
Hero pilot Captain Chris Henkey, 63, pictured left with his partner Lenka Nevolna, was on one of his final flights as a pilot when his left engine burst into flames on the runway at a Las Vegas' McCarran Airport on Tuesday evening right. Today his family declared he did a 'bloody good job' to save all the 157 passengers on board and revealed Mr Henkey had texted them to say there had been a 'massive explosion' but he was safe. 14 passengers were injured and those on board described their terror after hearing a loud bang and seeing flames engulf the wing before smoke poured into the cabin.
 Today, investigators are trying to determine the cause of the fire which caused extensive damage to the aircraft's wing, inset right.

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