Flight Bound for Edinburgh Declares Emergency

Flight Bound for Edinburgh Declares Emergency
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A British Airways flight bound for Edinburgh has turned back round over Bletchley and has returned to London Heathrow following the declaration of an emergency.

Flight Bound for Edinburgh Declares Emergency
Data provided by RadarBox.com.

British Airways flight BA1452 departed London Heathrow at 1750 UK time, and not long into its climb, made a strong u-turn and headed back in the direction of the 27s.

G-TTNT is the Airbus A320-251N operating the flight to Edinburgh, with the jet being 0.8 years old at the time of writing, according to data from Planespotters.net.

Data provided by RadarBox.com.

British Airways flight BA1452 landed back at London Heathrow safely at 1813 UK time, following its very short return.

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What Was The Cause of the Emergency For The Edinburgh-Bound Flight?


At this stage, it is unclear what the reason for the emergency is. AviationSource has reached out to British Airways for a comment on the emergency as well as the choice not to continue onwards to Edinburgh.

BA1452 transmitted a 7700 squawk code, which is a General Emergency code. This can range anything from technical failures to medical emergencies onboard.

Flight Bound for Edinburgh Declares Emergency
Data provided by RadarBox.com.

What we can see from the ADS-B data provided by RadarBox is that the flight climbed to an altitude of 12,000 feet before commencing with the u-turn back to London Heathrow.

It could very well be the point that an issue was raised halfway through its cruise altitude to Edinburgh, prompting a very quick return.

At this stage, it is unclear when this aircraft will head to Edinburgh again, as it depends on the severity of the emergency onboard.

This is a developing story. More to follow in due course.

UPDATE #1 @ 1818 UK time – @FlightEmergency confirming that the cause of the emergency is due to the smell of fumes in the cockpit.

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