Damian Thanks British Airways Pilot for Emergency Landing – Jan 3, 2018

Damian Lewis Thanks ‘Hero’ BA Pilot for Getting Him and His Family Home After ‘Faulty Hydraulics’ Force Their Flight from Tenerife to Make an Emergency Landing at Gatwick

by Thomas Burrows for Mailonline – DailyMail UK – January 3, 2018

  • Damian Lewis has praised ‘heroic’ pilot who performed an emergency landing
  • The flight he was on was travelling from Tenerife to London Gatwick yesterday

This graphic shows the flight that the actor took, from Tenerife to Gatwick, yesterday evening. Source: DailyMail

Homeland actor Damian Lewis has praised the ‘heroic’ British Airways pilot who performed an emergency landing at London Gatwick.

The 46-year-old actor was travelling from Tenerife to Gatwick on January 2 when the pilot had to make an emergency landing due to ‘faulty hydraulics’.

Writing on Twitter the Band of Brothers star said: ‘Thanks to the skill of our pilot on BA 2731 who had to perform an emergency landing due to faulty hydraulics, my family and I are safe at home tonight. Thank you. #heroic’

Lewis is married to Peaky Blinders actress Helen McCrory and the couple have two children, daughter, Manon, 11, and son Gulliver, ten.

Fellow passenger James Harrison tweeted: ‘Huge kudos to the captain of flight BA2731 tonight keeping everyone calm with a bit of a strange landing surrounded by fire trucks at Gatwick.’

A spokeswoman for British Airways told MailOnline: ‘​The safety of our customers and crew is always our priority, and the flight landed normally after a suspected technical issue.

Read the rest of the original article at DailyMail UK