INCIDENT | A British Airways flight circled for hours before returning to Gatwick


British Airways flight #BA2263 to Kingston was forced to return to London Gatwick.

The British Airways Boeing 777-200ER – reg. G-YMMD – took off from London Gatwick on time at 13.28 local time.

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After passing over Ireland, after almost 2 hours into the flight, the crew decided to turn around and circled West of Ireland to choose the best option.

As cabin crew was dealing with a medical emergency on board, pilots and ATC decided to return to London.

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The 22-year Boeing 777 circled at 10,000ft over Cardiff to dump/burn fuel, reducing the aircraft’s weight for a safe landing almost 5 hours after takeoff.

Two British Airways flights suffered technical incidents during the past 48 hours.

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