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British Airways plane takes 6,000 mile ‘flight to nowhere’ after minor fault

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British Airways plane takes 6,000 mile ‘flight to nowhere’ after minor fault - Airlines publisher
Krista Kuznecova
Country: United Kingdom Aircraft: Airplanes Airline: British Airways
Source: Metro

A British Airways flight took a 6,000-mile ‘flight to nowhere’ due to a ‘minor technical fault’.

The plane did a u-tun at the halfway point of its journey to Tokyo, which meant passengers touched down at Heathrow an hour after they were due to land in the Japanese capital.

Among the passengers was one half of the dance music duo Gorgon City.

A British Airways Boeing 747 aircraft banks after taking off from Heathrow Airport in west London March 21, 2010. Union leaders called on Sunday for talks with British Airways bosses to end strike action by cabin crew staff that has led to the cancellation of hundreds of flights and disrupted travel plans for thousands of passengers. REUTERS/Toby Melville (BRITAIN - Tags: TRANSPORT EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS TRAVEL) - RTR2BW8T

BA faces a payout of hundreds of thousands of pounds (Picture: PA)

‘Sorry but due to @British_Airways flight being redirected home I won’t be with you tonight Tokyo. Kye is on his way tho. Matt,’ he tweeted.

British Airways may have to pay up to £300,000, the Independent reports. It is thought that it will have to pay hundreds of pounds in compensation to the passengers on board and those in Japan who were due to catch the plane’s return flight.

A spokesman for BA told the Independent that a “minor technical fault” was to blame for the return to Heathrow.


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