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Photos: British Airways plane collapses on the tarmac at Heathrow Airport

A British Airways plane on Friday, June 18, suffered a nose gear collapse on the tarmac at Heathrow Airport, London.

Airport emergency crews rushed to the scene with the extent of the damage to the plane not yet known.

Photos: British Airways plane collapses on the tarmac at Heathrow Airport

Photos show the Dreamliner 787 with its nose on the ground while a stair car stands by.

It appears only the front landing gear, underneath the pilot’s cabin, has collapsed, leaving the plane at a bending angle.

Photos: British Airways plane collapses on the tarmac at Heathrow Airport

AerohubNews tweeted: ‘An unidentified (at present) British Airways Boeing 787 has suffered a nose gear collapse at London Heathrow Airport this morning.

‘Extent of the damage is currently unknown, further details will be reported once available.’

A spokesperson for British Airways said they would be investigating the incident saying that the aircraft was only transporting freight and so luckily had no passengers on board.

A spokesman for the company said: ‘A freighter aircraft has been damaged while stationary on stand. As a freighter only aircraft there were no passengers on board.

Photos: British Airways plane collapses on the tarmac at Heathrow Airport

‘Safety is always our highest priority and we are investigating the matter.’

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