British Airways Flight London-Glasgow Declares Emergency

British Airways Flight London-Glasgow Declares Emergency
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A British Airways flight between London Heathrow and Glasgow declared an emergency during it’s descent into the Scottish airport.

British Airways Flight London-Glasgow Declares Emergency…

British Airways Flight London-Glasgow Declares Emergency
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British Airways flight BA1494 is a routine scheduled flight between London Heathrow and Glasgow Airport, with the affected rotation being operated by G-TTNU.

As per data from, G-TTNU is a 0.6 year old Airbus A320neo that was delivered to the carrier back in April 2023.

Of the A320neo variant, the airline has 20 of them, with all of them being in active service and hosting an average fleet age of 3.8 years.

British Airways flight BA1494 departed London Heathrow at 2021 local time last night and proceeded northbound to the Scottish airport.

During it’s descent into Glasgow Airport, the crew onboard squawked the 7700 general emergency code, to signify that there was an issue onboard.

At this stage, it is unclear what the nature of the emergency was, but the British Airways aircraft was able to land into the Scottish airport not long after declaring an emergency.

BA1494 from London Heathrow was at around FL100 when the emergency was declared into the Scottish airport.

AviationSource will approach British Airways for a comment on the nature of the emergency onboard the London Heathrow-Glasgow flight. As soon as we have the appropriate response, or we find out the nature of the emergency, then we will update this piece in due course.

This remains a developing story. Check back soon for updates.

UPDATE #1 @ 0824 UK time – @FlightEmergency confirms the cause of the emergency was medical-related.

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