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BA crash captain: 'I thought it was my time to die'


Air accident investigators have issued 18 safety recommendations after publishing their final report on the crash landing of a British Airways Boeing 777 at Heathrow Airport in 2008.

They blame what is described as "sticky" ice which formed in the plane's fuel system, resulting in a loss of power less than a minute before touchdown.

The report also suggests the actions of the plane's captain extended the flight-path towards the runway.

Captain of the plane, Peter Burkill, who has now left BA, spoke to the BBC about what happened as the plane came in to land.


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