LONDON – A British Airways Airbus A320 has just made an emergency landing at Manchester airport. The aircraft, which was reportedly engaged in a repositioning flight from Glasgow to London Heathrow airport was not carrying passengers at the time.
The 21-year old Airbus A320, registered G-MIDS had been operating as flight BA9275, and has now made a precautionary landing at Manchester Airport.
Flight radar data for the repositioning flight shows the aircraft diverting as it passes Blackpool southbound, before entering into a holding pattern just north of Manchester.
The British Airways aircraft had squawked 7700, and early reports suggest the cause of the unscheduled diversion was due to the detection of fumes on board the aircraft. It is understood the aircraft was on a repositioning flight for maintenance.
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