British Airways plane engulfed in flames as stairs catch fire at Heathrow

Fire at Heathrow Airport

A ground vehicle has caught fire near a British Airways plane at Heathrow Airport

Georgina Cutler

By Georgina Cutler


Published: 24/06/2024

- 20:26

Updated: 24/06/2024

- 21:20

Emergency services attended the scene to extinguish the blaze

A ground vehicle has caught fire near a British Airways plane at Heathrow Airport.

Footage shows flames coming from the vehicle as smoke rises above the A320.


Customers were not affected by the fire and there were no injuries reported.

A British Airways spokesperson told GB News: "Emergency services quickly extinguished a small fire of a third party ground vehicle.

Fire at Heathrow Airport

Footage shows flames coming from the vehicle as smoke was rising

"No customers were impacted and there were no injuries."

Other videos show the fire service putting out the flames near the terminal building.

Heathrow Airport said no passengers were onboard the aircraft at the time.

The fire service attended to the incident promptly.

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A probe is reportedly under way to determine how the DHL-owned vehicle suddenly caught ablaze.

It comes just a week after a fire allegedly broke out on a Swissport Ground Handling vehicle at Edinburgh Airport.

Speaking about the Edinburgh Airport incident, a source told The Sun: "The fire really took hold and it was so near to the jet and its monster fuel tanks and engines.

"The blaze sparked a real panic. It is not worth thinking about what could have happened if the fire had spread to the plane.

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A probe is reportedly under way to determine how the DHL-owned vehicle suddenly caught ablaze

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"This was a harrowing ordeal for all involved."

An immediate investigation was launched to determine the cause of the fire.

A spokesman added: "There were no delays to our operation."

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