After his engines cut out at 400 feet and he glided (glid?) the plane down to a belly flop landing at Heathrow:
Capt Burkill, one of BA\’s most experienced pilots with almost 20 years service, was described as looking "very pale" as the plane was evacuated. The incident was so sudden he did not even have time to send out a mayday distress call.
"Very pale" is somehow so English.
In other news:
The Prime Minister\’s motorcade was understood to be on the A30 perimeter road as the stricken aircraft came in to land at 12.42pm, with the convoy experiencing what witnesses described as a "narrow miss".
Damn. Close but no cigar.