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US News British Airways passengers are forced to evacuate flight from New York to Heathrow after it began leaking fuel on the runway

20:35  10 may  2018
20:35  10 may  2018 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Heathrow forced to axe 84 flights to the East Coast, with 37 departures and 47 arrivals scrapped. (Photo by Steve Parsons/PA Images via Getty Images) British Airways passengers were forced to evacuate a flight from New York to London after the plane began leaking fuel on the runway .

Passengers were forced to evacuate a British Airways flight from New York to London Heathrow after it began leaking fuel . It took five hours for the packed BA Flight 112 to get away. Flyer Alexis Karfopoulos said: “Well that was an eventful flight coming back. Heathrow forced to axe 84 flights

A British Airways plane lands at Heathrow Airport.   (Photo by Steve Parsons/PA Images via Getty Images) © Getty A British Airways plane lands at Heathrow Airport. (Photo by Steve Parsons/PA Images via Getty Images) British Airways passengers were forced to evacuate a flight from New York to London after the plane began leaking fuel on the runway.

The packed BA Flight 112 took more than five hours before it eventually departed from John F Kennedy International Airport on Tuesday night.

Passengers had to be flown on a different plane after the problem wasn't able to be resolved.

a large passenger jet sitting on top of a runway: British Airways passengers were forced to evacuate a flight from New York to London after the plane began leaking fuel on the runway. File photo © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited British Airways passengers were forced to evacuate a flight from New York to London after the plane began leaking fuel on the runway. File photo 'Well that was an eventful flight coming back,' passenger Alexis Karfopoulos wrote on Twitter.

'We ended up evacuating via the jet bridge due to a fuel spill.'

He added: 'Eventually left 5 hrs late on a different plane.'

MailOnline has contacted British Airways for comment. 

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