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London Heathrow has temporarily closed both runways after a BA flight had to make an emergency landing.

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BA says crew & passengers 'safe & well' after plane's emergency landing

The airline which owns the aeroplane that was forced to make an emergency landing at Heathrow Airport this morning has issued a statement. British Airway said that a full investigation into what happened is underway.

Customers and crew onboard a British Airways aircraft that returned to Heathrow this morning are safe and well after being evacuated from the aircraft.

Flight BA762 departed Heathrow at 8.16am and returned to Heathrow at 8.43am due to an engine technical fault. The Airbus A319 aircraft was carrying 75 customers and five crew.

The aircraft landed safely and cabin crew evacuated customers using emergency slides. Airline colleagues are now caring for customers in the airport terminal. There is likely to be disruption to other flights today into and out of Heathrow.

Customers are advised to check ba.com for information about their flights before departing for the airport.

The airline has begun a full investigation into the incident and is working with the Air Accident Investigation Bureau to establish the cause.

– British Airways statement

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