A British Airways plane collapsed onto the tarmac at Heathrow Airport as its nose toppled forward.

The Boeing 787's nose gear appeared to have collapsed at a stand near one of the west London airport's terminals.

A British Airways spokesperson said: "A freighter aircraft has been damaged while stationary on stand.

"As a freighter only aircraft there were no passengers on board.

"Safety is always our highest priority and we are investigating the matter."

A British Airways Boeing 787-800 suffered a nosegear collapse while parked on a remote stand at Heathrow Airport
A British Airways Boeing 787-800 suffered a nosegear collapse while parked on a remote stand at Heathrow Airport

Photographs shared online appeared to show the aircraft with the nose toppled towards the ground.

Security staff were stood nearby looking up at the plane.

The Mirror has contacted British Airways for further comment. The Mirror has also contacted Heathrow Airport for comment.

BA plane
BA said "As a freighter only aircraft there were no passengers on board."

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