A British Airways flight has reportedly been forced to make an emergency landing at Heathrow shortly after take-off following reports of a burning smell and crew feeling unwell.
Flight BA 2596 was bound for Verona this morning, with an update to passengers saying aircraft had suffered a “technical issue”.
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In a message from British Services sent to one traveller, a statement said: “We apologise for the delay to your flight to Verona today.
“We had to return back to London Heathrow due to a technical issue. Safety is our number one priority and we would never continue a flight unless it was safeto do so.
The aircraft performing the flight was an Airbus A320 (reg. G-EUYD). Passengers are now on their way to Verona onboard another A320 (reg. G-EUYL).