British Airways flight headed to London Heathrow from Germany declares mid air emergencyFebruary 15, 2018
A mid-air emergency declared by a British Airways flight to London Heathrow was a false alarm. Flight BA947 from Munich was approaching the Channel when the alert was issued, but no attempt was made to divert to another airport.
Earlier this morning the pilot declared a Squawk 7700 – indicating a general emergency.
A spokeswoman for the airliner said the incident was a ‘false alarm’ and the issue had been ‘flagged’.
The plane is expected to land at Heathrow as expected at 9.10am.
The news comes after another British Airways plane was forced to return to Gatwick Airport shortly after taking off this morning.
Flight BA2780 to Funchal, Portugal, returned to the airport shortly after departure at 7.25am.
A British Airways spokeswoman said the pilot was forced to turn around when a passenger was ‘taken ill’.
Last week a British Airways flight from Heathrow to Boston was forced to divert to Shannon, Ireland when fumes filled the plane.
The pilot had issued a ‘pan-pan’ alert, which is used to indicate a problem on board that must be dealt with urgently.