PASSENGERS aboard a British Airways flight from London to Abuja avoided an aviation disaster yesterday as their plane developed a technical problem after take-off losing one of its engines forcing it to return to Heathrow Airport.
Earlier today, the airline confirmed that flight BA 083 had to return to Heathrow and was met by the emergency services as a precaution measure after what it called a minor technical issue. There was no injury to any of the passengers, who were booked into a hotel before being out on another plane today.
A BA spokesman said: “The aircraft experienced a minor technical issue and our pilots elected to return to Heathrow. In terms of the emergency services meeting the aircraft, this is standard practice.
“Our aircraft returned to Heathrow and was met by the emergency services as a precaution after experiencing a minor technical issue. Our teams looked after our customers last night, providing them with overnight accommodation and we’re sorry to our customers for the delay to their travel plans.”