BBC interviews hero British Airways pilot from Heathrow crash two years ago

BBC has published the first interview with Captain Peter Burkill who commanded the British Airways Boeing 777-236ER G-YMMM which crash-landed at London’s Heathrow Airport on January 17, 2008.

Captain Burkill and his co-pilot John Coward were hailed as heroes for avoiding a disaster, but Burkill is modest and in the interview says

“I did a good job on the the day and I believe with the best outcome which has not been proved wrong – and it’s never been bettered, so I’m a tried and tested emergency pilot”

Mr Burkill, who took voluntary redundancy from British Airways last year, said he was still looking for a new flying role.

Read the interview along with a video here.

The final report of the Air Accidents Investigation Board can be downloaded here.

About Devesh Agarwal

A electronics and automotive product management, marketing and branding expert, he was awarded a silver medal at the Lockheed Martin innovation competition 2010. He is ranked 6th on Mashable's list of aviation pros on Twitter and in addition to Bangalore Aviation, he has contributed to leading publications like Aviation Week, Conde Nast Traveller India, The Economic Times, and The Mint (a Wall Street Journal content partner). He remains a frequent flier and shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Indian aviation industry without fear or favour.

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