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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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