1 Captain Chris Henkey used his nerves of steal to stop the huge 350 tonne behemoth
The plane was bound for London’s Gatwick Airport from Las Vegas on Tuesday evening. As the engines were switched on and once the plane began to hurtle at 90mph. A loud explosion was heard from the left side of the plane.
#2 Stopping the plane was crucial to allow the passengers to evacuate.
This allowed the flight’s crew to immediately vacate the plane. Immediate response by the stand by emergency services put out the fire in minutes. Passengers were treated for smoke inhalation and injuries suffered during evacuation.
#3 The burnt remains of the left wing.
Experts say this evacuation was a classic textbook example of what should be done in case of similar emergencies.
#4 Medical staff and firefighters inspect the plane for possible accidents.