CHICAGO BA FLIGHT: Pilot applauded after making emergency stop at Heathrow Airport

Heathrow, UNITED KINGDOM VIJAY SHAH via WGN and ITV News A British Airways pilot has been hailed a hero after a mechanical emergency forced him to make a stop at the UK’s Heathrow International Airport, potentially saving hundreds of passengers’ lives, Chicago-based news station WGNTV reports. Flight BA295 was en route to Chicago, U.S.A. and was two¬†hours into the flight when a malfunction developed with the landing wheels, causing the pilot to take evasive measures and return the plane back to Heathrow, it was reported. The pilot was able to land the stricken plane without any problem after two of … Continue reading CHICAGO BA FLIGHT: Pilot applauded after making emergency stop at Heathrow Airport

HEATHROW AIRPORT EXPANSION: Activists block airport

Heathrow, UNITED KINGDOM VIJAY SHAH via The Telegraph Heathrow Airport, one of the main airports for the London region, is experiencing massive delays and ‘travel chaos’ after activists opposed to the airport’s expansion blockaded a tunnel leading to the facility, Britain’s Telegraph reports today. Activists belonging to campaign group Plane Stupid, who are opposed to an extra runway being built at the airport which lies near west London, created a traffic block in a tunnel leading to Terminals 1, 2 and 3, causing massive tailbacks for holidaymakers and other travellers in the area. Five people have already been arrested for … Continue reading HEATHROW AIRPORT EXPANSION: Activists block airport