British Airways flight forced to declare emergency and return to London
A British Airways flight was forced to turn back to London after only 11 minutes of flight.
The flight, which was en route to Amsterdam, is due to return to Heathrow Airport after being forced to turn around.
According to Radarbox, BA 2678 departed at 9:09 a.m. before calling out a 7700 General Emergency 17,225 feet above the ground.
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However, the flight landed safely around 10:42 a.m. and British Airways issued a statement explaining why the flight returned to the UK.
A British Airways spokesperson said: “The safety of our customers and crew is always our priority and the flight has returned to Heathrow as a precaution due to a minor technical issue.”
It comes after a flight from Birmingham was forced to make an emergency landing a week ago.
A Jet2 flight from Birmingham Airport in the Canary Islands has been hijacked after an emergency was declared on board.
A pilot had reported a “minor fault” on Jet2 flight LS1259 which left Birmingham Airport at 11:20 am today (Tuesday) and was due to arrive in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria at 3:30 pm.
But it was then diverted to Faro airport in Portugal where it landed on time.
Jet2 said the passengers will be transferred to another plane today and will head to Gran Canaria to resume their vacation.
A Jet2 spokesperson said: “Flight LS1259 from Birmingham to Gran Canaria followed standard procedure and diverted to Faro this afternoon after the pilot reported a minor failure indication.
“The plane has landed safely and customers will be transferred to another plane and continue their journey to Gran Canaria to enjoy their vacation.”
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