BA plane turns back to Heathrow after 'engine surge'

A British Airways plane had to turn back to Heathrow Airport after experiencing engine problems on take-off.

BA said the aircraft, an Airbus A319 bound for Lyon in France had "an engine surge" and landed safely at Heathrow following the incident at around 9pm last night.

A BA spokesman said, "A flight experienced what's known as an 'engine surge' as it took off from Heathrow, but it returned and touched down safely.

"We have also scheduled a larger aircraft to operate to Lyon to ensure we can get all our customers there as soon as possible. We can understand how frustrating the delay to their plans must be."