"As we landed I was bracing myself for an enormous thud"
Senior First Officer John Coward
All passengers and crew survived. One person suffered a broken leg and others received minor injuries during the emergency evacuation just at the end of the runway.
Co-pilot Senior First Officer John Coward (41), who brought the plane in, has said how he feared everyone on board was going to die.
A lucky escape for all? No. It is just more proof - if more proof were needed - that BA pilot training and performance is first-class, even if the traveller only paid Economy Class fare.