Co-pilot Coward the real hero, says BA crash pilot

January 18, 2008 at 11:30 pm | Posted in aeroplane, jet | Leave a comment

Paying tribute to staff at his press conference, Mr Burkill said: “As British Airways flight and cabin crew we are trained on a regular basis to deal with emergency situations. We have procedures to follow and everyone knows their role. Flying is about teamwork, and we had an outstanding team on board yesterday.

“I’m proud to say that every member of my team played their part, displaying the highest standard of skill and professionalism, no one more so than my senior officer, John Coward, who was the handling pilot on approach. He did the most remarkable job.”

Mr Burkill also praised the cabin services director, Sharron Eaton-Mercer, for leading the evacuation with “speed, efficiency and care”.


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