In the last few moments, a British Airways scheduled long-haul flight from Los Angeles to London Heathrow has declared a general emergency whilst inbound over Scotland.
British Airways flight BA268, a Boeing 777-300ER registered G-STBJ, operating from Los Angeles (LAX) to London Heathrow (LHR) has declared the general emergency, squawking 7700 as it passed over Scotland inbound to London.
The flight is currently making good its flight plan track to Heathrow, maintaining its cruising level of FL370 (37,000 feet).
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The nature of the emergency is unclear at this stage.
Updates from The British Airways Flight from Los Angeles…
Flight BA268 is currently passing Manchester, squawking SSR code 7647 and maintaining cruising level FL370 inbound.
The aircraft operating the flight is Boeing 777-300ER, registered G-STBJ – a nine-year old airframe. The flight is currently on descent through 25,000 feet in the London Flight Information Region (FIR).
Weather at London Heathrow for the flight’s arrival is VFR with visibility 10km or more.
Update 1530 UTC
BA268 is now turning long finals and passing through 4,000 feet on its approach to London Heathrow (LHR).
This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.
AviationSource will approach British Airways for a comment on the initial emergency call on its flight between Los Angeles and London Heathrow.
It could be the case of it being a medical emergency, and then being brought under control by the flight attendants onboard.
Either way, we await the response of the airline over this emergency call.