British Airways Flight London-Prague Declares Emergency

British Airways Flight London-Prague Declares Emergency
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Earlier this morning, a British Airways flight to Prague declared an emergency, prompting a u-turn back to London.

British Airways Flight London-Prague Declares Emergency…

British Airways Flight London-Prague Declares Emergency
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British Airways flight BA854 is a routine scheduled flight between London Heathrow and Prague, with the affected rotation being operated by G-EUUA.

As per data from, G-EUUA is a 22.2 year old Airbus A320 that was delivered to the airline back in January 2002.

Of the A320-200 variant, the UK carrier has 65 of them in the fleet, of which 60 are in active service and five are currently parked, offering an average fleet age of 17.4 years.

British Airways flight BA854 departed London Heathrow at 0738 local time this morning and proceeded initially eastbound in the direction of Prague.

However, after leaving the UK coast, the aircraft made a u-turn and subsequent 7700 emergency broadcast to ensure a priority landing back into Heathrow.

BA854 managed to land back into Heathrow safely not long after that with the aircraft still on the ground at the time of writing (21/1/24 @ 1005 UK time).

G-EUUA was supposed to be operating flights to Inverness and Munich today, but there is no indication as of yet whether these flights will be cancelled following the emergency landing into London Heathrow today.

It looks as if also the outbound flight to Prague has been cancelled following this incident, although this is subject to change.

UPDATE #1 @ 1041 UK time – @FlightEmergency on X reports that the cause of this morning’s emergency with BA854 is due to fumes being observed in the cockpit.

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