British Airways pilot says he's 'finished flying' after Las Vegas fire

Get the Full StoryLONDON — The British captain who has been called a hero following the fast evacuation of passengers and crew from a Boeing 777 after it caught fire in Las Vegas before takeoff has said he's done with flying

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Chris Henkey, 63 years old, from Padworth in Berkshire, who is to retire next week, was to make a final flight but he told NBC News that is now very unlikely

"It's safe to say I'm finished flying," he said.

Henkey's swift and calm action was applauded by the 157 passengers when he returned to the terminal after the incident. He reportedly hit the brakes after one of the engines on the Gatwick-bound jet caught fire, summoning the airport's fire services and ordering passengers to evacuate the plane via the emergency slides. Read more...More about Uk, Las Vegas, British Airways, and Us World