Tuesday, October 15, 2019

BA London flight turns back to Mumbai

Mumbai: A British Airways flight did an air turn back about 35 minutes after departure from Mumbai on Monday and carried out an emergency landing. According to the airline, the pilots decided to return to Mumbai as a precaution after a technical issue.
Flight BA-134 departed for London around 12.30 pm and was overhead the Arabian Sea when the pilots decided to return to Mumbai. The Boeing 787 Dreamlier dumped fuel and landed back in Mumbai.
A Mumbai airport spokesperson said a full emergency was declared for BA-134 and it landed safely at 2.10 pm. With fire engines on standby the Boeing 787 Dreamliner landed safely. The emergency was withdrawn at 2.39 pm.
A British Airways spokesperson said BA-134 "had to return to Mumbai as a precaution after a technical issue". The airline added their teams on the ground were looking after their customers by rebooking them onto other services or providing them with overnight accommodation. This is the second time in three days that flight BA-134, which is scheduled for a 12.10 pm departure, was hit due to a technical problem with the aircraft.
15/10/19 Times of India
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