Published on Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Emergency on BA London-bound flight

A British Airways flight from Mumbai to London was forced to divert to Azerbaijan last night due to a technical fault.

Passengers onboard flight BA198 reported seeing smoke in the first class cabin prior to the aircraft making an emergency landing in Baku.

The Boeing 777 flight to Heathrow had already been delayed more than three hours due to snow in London.

A BA spokesperson told The Times of India: "We apologise to our customers for the delay to their travels following a suspected technical issue with a flight from Mumbai to London.

"Engineers in Baku are checking the aircraft and we are awaiting more information about the situation."

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