British Airways Plane In Emergency Landing At Cardiff Airport En Route From Houston To Heathrow

A British Airways 747 flight from Houston to Heathrow was forced to make an emergency landing at Cardiff airport on Monday morning, it has been reported.
A full emergency procedure was launched with fire and medical services.
The aircraft was carrying 140 people and landed at 10:40am, Wales Online said.
It is thought an instrument problem was to blame.
A spokesperson for BA said: "As a precaution, the Captain of the flight from Houston to Heathrow, decided to divert to Cardiff after indications of a potential technical problem.
"The flight landed normally and engineers at Cardiff are now assessing the aircraft.
"We apologise to customers for the delay to their journey."
A spokeswoman for Cardiff Airport said the flight returned to Heathrow Airport after the problem had been solved.
"The aircraft left at 13.30, returning to Heathrow with all the passengers.
"Engineers were on site when the aircraft arrived (at Cardiff International Airport) and the problem was solved."
Incident: British Airways B744 near Cardiff on Jan 28th 2013, instrument problem
A British Airways Boeing 747-400, registration G-BNLE performing flight BA-196 (dep Jan 27th) from Houston,TX (USA) to London Heathrow,EN (UK) with 138 passengers, was enroute at FL330 - after having left FL380 in Irish Airspace - about 45nm northwest of Cardiff,WL (UK) when the crew reported an instrument problem and decided to divert to Cardiff Airport, runway length 2390 meters/7850 feet, for a safe landing on runway 12 about 20 minutes later.

The aircraft was repaired, continued the journey after about 2.5 hours on the ground and reached London with a delay of 2.5 hours.

The airline confirmed indication of a very minor technical problem prompted the diversion to Cardiff.
by:The Aviation Herald

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