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.
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.
A British Airways spokesperson told ITV News:
A British Airways plane BA25 bound for Hong Kong experienced a minor technical fault and returned to Heathrow where it landed perfectly safely.
We will do everything we can to make sure the passengers get to their destination.
A British Airways flight which was reported to have suffered a problem with its landing gear is reported to have landed at Heathrow airport.
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."