Heathrow Boss Flies the Coop

Under fire from legislators, airlines for disastrous Terminal 5 opening, Bullock quits
By Sam Gale Rosen,  Newser Staff
Posted May 13, 2008 3:04 PM CDT
A British Airways plane is seen landing at Heathrow Airport in London, Tuesday, April 29, 2008.   (AP Photo/Sang Tan)
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(Newser) – Mark Bullock, managing director of London's Heathrow airport, has stepped down in the wake of the disastrous opening of the airport's new terminal. Hundreds of flights were canceled after the March 27 debut of Terminal 5, due to a malfunctioning baggage-handling system, the Guardian reports. London Underground chief Mark Brown will take over at the end of the summer.