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Heathrow: London bound British Airways flight declares ‘mid air emergency’


There was panic aboard a British Airways flight this morning after a mid-air emergency was declared.

The flight which was travelling from Edinburgh Airport to London Heathrow left around 10am morning and was over the Lake District when the incident began.

The Airbus A319-131 began squawking alert code 7700, declaring an emergency situation onboard the aircraft reports the Daily Record.

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It’s thought the flight was near the Lake District when it let out the emergency signal.

British Airways have confirmed the plane landed safely after pilots requested a priority landing due to a “minor technical issue”.

A spokesperson for British Airways said: “Our pilots requested a priority landing into Heathrow, as a precaution due to a minor technical issue. The aircraft landed safely.”

It is the second airplane to declare an incident while over the UK in just a matter of days.

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Earlier this week, a flight from Aberdeen was forced to return to the Scots airport after declaring a mid-air emergency.

The Eastern Airways plane from Aberdeen to Sumburgh in Shetland turned back about 15 minutes after taking off.

The aircraft made a U-turn over Strichen in Aberdeenshire and declared an emergency on-board before heading back to Aberdeen Airport.

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