A British Airways flight performed an emergency landing upon arrival into London Heathrow, with the reason still being unknown at this time.
British Airways Flight Performed Emergency Landing in London…
British Airways flight BA597 is a routine scheduled flight between Venezia and London Heathrow, with the affected rotation being operated by G-MIDX.
As per data from Planespotters.net, G-MIDX is a 23.8 year old Airbus A320-200 that started out life with British Midland back in March 2000.
By February 2001, the aircraft was handed over to bmi British Midland and remained there before being handed over to the current carrier in November 2012 following the merger between the two sides.
Of the A320-200ceo variant, British Airways has 66 of them, of which 62 are in active service and four are parked, holding an average age of 17.3 years.
BA597 departed Venezia at 0827 local time this morning and proceeded westbound towards London Heathrow.
As per AirLive, upon it’s approach into Heathrow, the aircraft was assigned Runway 09L for arrival, with all other arrivals moved to 09R.
From there, the aircraft was cleared to land and was met by firecrews on arrival into the British Airways hub.
At this stage, it is unclear what the reason for this emergency landing was, with G-MIDX still grounded at the time of writing (12/11/23 @ 1030 UK time).
As per RadarBox, the aircraft is expected to operate a service to Barcelona tomorrow, although this is subject to change depending on whether there is anything wrong with the aircraft.
This is a developing story. As soon as we have updates regarding this emergency landing into London Heathrow, then we will update the piece accordingly.
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