Technical fault on BA flight

British Airways engineers are examining a 747 bound for Hong Kong after it was forced to return to Heathrow on Monday night after experiencing a "minor technical problem".

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British Airways: 'No-one was in danger at any point'

British Airways engineers are examining a 747 that had to return to Heathrow after experiencing a "minor technical problem" less than three hours into its flight to Hong Kong.

The British Airways 747 at a stand at Terminal 5, Heathrow Airport, after it was forced to turn back from its planned flight to Hong Kong. Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

A British Airways spokesman said: "One of our aircraft experienced a minor technical problem and because of that returned to Heathrow as a precaution.

"Nobody was in danger at any point.

"At the moment our engineers are examining the aircraft. The exact nature of the fault is being looked at."

The flight - BA 0025 - had just started on its 12-hour journey when the problem was spotted.

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BA flight 'returning to Heathrow after technical fault'

A British Airways flight bound for Hong Kong is returning to Heathrow airport after reports of a technical fault with its landing gear.

The flight took off from the London airport but has spent some time circling the English Channel and is now returning to the UK.

The airline told the BBC that there was a, "technical problem and the flight will be returning to Heathrow."

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