British Airways flight bound for Faro returns to London

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A British Airways flight bound for Faro, Portugal has made a return to London Gatwick airport earlier this morning.

British Airways BA2660 London – Faro


British Airways flight BA2660, an Airbus A321-200 operating from London Gatwick (LGW) to Faro International Airport (FAO) Portugal, executed a turnaround whilst approaching the Channel Islands on the south-westerly route.

Precautionary return to LGW


Whilst the nature of the issue prompting this morning’s precautionary return to London is not clear, it is understood that the aircraft was met by firefighting appliances on its return to Gatwick Airport.

The aircraft did not declare a formal emergency, and made the return to LGW under normal flight operating procedures.

Flight data shows that BA2660 made an on-time departure out of London Gatwick this morning at 06:26 UTC; proceeding to establish normally on the south-westerly track for Faro, Portugal.

The flight had climbed through FL350 (35,000 feet) and was approaching the Channel Islands when it commenced a turnaround and initiated a descent for return to LGW.

At the time of diversion, the flight had only been airborne for less than thirty minutes. The aircraft conducting this morning’s service was an Airbus A321-200 registered G-EUXL; a 16-year old narrowbody aircraft belong to the flag carrier British Airways.

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British Airways flight BA2660 bound for Faro, Portugal has made a precautionary return to London Gatwick this morning.
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