BA jet suffers ‘full emergency’ on way to Heathrow

A BA plane lands at Heathrow, where another jet was involved in a "full emergency" earlier on Friday
A BA plane lands at Heathrow, where another jet was involved in a “full emergency” earlier on Friday

A British Airways plane travelling from Washington Dulles airport was involved in a “full emergency” before landing safely at Heathrow airport.

The incident briefly closed the airport’s south runway, causing delays to other flights.

It follows the emergency evacuation of a BA plane at Las Vegas airport earlier this week due to an engine fire.

The Boeing 777 flight landed at 10:38 BST after suffering a “technical issue”.

‘Runways open’

A Heathrow Airport spokesman said: “It was a full emergency but it’s all clear.

“The flight crew requested a priority landing as a precaution, and the aircraft landed safely.

“All the runways are open. The aircraft has been pulled back to its stand. It’s just a technical issue.

“Our engineers are inspecting the aircraft to determine what the issue was.”

Source: bbc.com