A Concorde flight from New York made an emergency landing

Date:         18 Jun 99 01:39:40 
From:         "Benoit" <mba340@mypad.com>
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LONDON (AP) _ A Concorde flight from New York made an emergency landing
Sunday at Heathrow Airport because of suspected hydraulic problems that
could have affected the steering of the jet on the ground.

British Airways flight 002 landed safely at about 5 p.m. London time, moved
off the runway easily and was towed to the terminal without incident, said
British Airways spokesman Iain Burns.

The plane took off from New York's Kennedy airport at 8:45 a.m. EDT.

Fire and emergency crews met the aircraft, which landed 15 minutes early,
and a nearby road was closed, but all 97 passengers got off the plane
normally when it reached its docking port at the terminal.

``All those on board will be offered a free Concorde return trip ticket
between London and New York for any inconvenience,'' Burns said.

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