A large-scale power injection has forced the evacuation of a passenger jet at Heathrow Airport, causing a crash.
At approximately 3:40am on Sunday (local time) the Boeing 737-800 aircraft with 215 people on board suffered a power loss of about 1,000 watts, causing an ejection of the oxygen tank and engine into the air, according to the airline.
The jet’s tail section and engines were separated from the rest of the aircraft, but the engines remained in the tail.
The incident is the second in just over a year at Heathrows, after a similar incident occurred in 2014.
The Boeing 737, a Boeing 757, was flying from Dubai to London when it experienced a power outage at the London airport.
The incident caused a fuel spill on the runway, causing it to explode, causing smoke to fill the air and sending debris into the sky, according a statement from Heathrow.
The airline said the flight crew had been evacuated, and no one was injured.
The crash caused major damage to the aircraft and the engines.
The cause of the incident is still under investigation.
The pilot was treated and released from hospital, the airline said.
The passenger plane that was hit by the power failure has been returned to service.