Sunday, 8 January 2012

Plane forced to make emergency landing at Heathrow

A BA jet was forced to make an emergency landing at Heathrow yesterday afternoon after Captain and first office complained of feeling light headed. The pilots were then fitted with oxygen masks before returning to Heathrow to land.

It is believed that passengers heard a 'panicked' captain call for a member of cabin crew to come to their aid. Once the masks were fitted the plane landed safely at Heathrow but both believed that they were about to pass out. The Airbus A321 was en-route from London Heathrow to Glasgow when the incident occurred.

BA later released a statement saying: "The pilots reported feeling light headed so, as a precaution and following normal procedure, put on their oxygen masks. Our pilots are highly trained to deal with such circumstances. The aircraft landed safely and customers continued their journey after a short delay."

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