British Airways Aborts London-Abuja Flight Mid-Air After Technical Issues
A British Airways flight from London to Abuja was aborted mid-way to the journey on Tuesday night due to technical problems.
Authority of British Airways confirmed the incident in a statement, noting that BA 083 flight returned to Heathrow and was met by the emergency services as a precaution measure after experiencing a minor technical issue.
The flight had taken off from Heathrow Airport on Tuesday night and was airborne when the pilot announced to passengers that the aircraft would be returning to its port of departure.
The abrupt abortion of the flight mid-way equally affected the intending passengers of British Airways heading to London from Abuja, who have to leave the Nnamdi Azikwe International airport after flight 083 executed air return.
“For your information, the aircraft experienced a minor technical issue and our pilots elected to return to Heathrow. In terms of the emergency services meeting the aircraft, this is standard practice.
“Our aircraft returned to Heathrow and was met by the emergency services as a precaution after experiencing a minor technical issue. Our teams looked after our customers last night, providing them with overnight accommodation. We’re sorry to our customers for the delay to their travel plans,” the airline said in the statement.