A British Airways 747 has safely landed in London after declaring an emergency on the way to Hong Kong, according to the BBC’s Amrit Cheema:
According to the BBC, there were technical problems that led the flight crew to turn around soon after takeoff:
Those technical problems refer to a problem with the plane’s landing gear, according to Twitter user Flight Emergencies:
I’ve not had it confirmed but its looking like flight BA25’s landing gear didn’t retract after takeoff
— Flight Emergencies✈ (@FlightEmergency) August 5, 2013
The Boeing 747 was circling over the English Channel dumping fuel. Here’s the flight pattern:
According to FlightRadar24.com, it is now en route to London.
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