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BA Heathrow Crash Hero belately rejoins airline
Julian Bray, Aviation Expert comments: "I am delighted to hear that a true hero airline pilot who saved a British Airways plane from disaster but was then cruelly forced to quit over rumours about his handling of the incident is rejoining the airline".
"Captain Peter Burkill, 45, and his co-pilot John Coward avoided catastrophe by safely crash-landing a 152-passenger BA Boeing 777 at Heathrow airport in January 2008 after the aircraft suffered,, as I predicted at the time a major catastrophic failure which effectively cut fuel to the jet engines. Without Burkill and Coward making the right split-second call and gliding in the striken aircraft manually there could have been a fireball and massive loss of life within the boundaries of Heathrow Airport.
"It was extremely stupid and short sighted of Willie Walsh and BA, to not totally back and support Captain Burkill but to simply give him the soft option of early retirement. This re-appointment will go to some way repairing the damage but BA should consider offering Captain Burkill, an additional [well paid] role of BA Ambassador,on leadership qualities perhaps? It would be far cheaper than any 'spin; campaign and help to rehabilitate the much battered BA image, even if the airline has now been reduced to the status an 'operating unit' within the new merger with Iberia". Julian Bray Aviation Expert added.
[Reports into the incident cleared father-of-three Mr Burkill but he took voluntary redundancy from BA last year].
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