Jet panel falls on school field

Inspectors from the Department of Transport's Air Accidents Investigation Branch will today begin examining a 5ft by 3ft panel which fell from a Boeing 757 aircraft on to a Glasgow primary school field moments after a group of children had been playing in the same spot.

The 25 pupils from Littlehill primary school and a teacher had been taking part in races yesterday. They were awaiting the next event when the glass-fibre panel from the British Airways jet en route from Glasgow to London crashed to the ground.

A BA spokeswoman said: 'We are extremely relieved that no one was hurt and that there were no ill-effects to any of the passengers or crew.'