Plane to New York declares emergency in skies over Wales


A British Airways plane could be seen spilling fuel from the skies over Wales after declaring an emergency.Flight BA113 took off from Heathrow Airport at around 3:40 p.m. on Monday, September 14, and was bound for JFK in New York.

The plane could be seen making a U-turn in the sky over Swansea at around 4:20 p.m.

It is understood that the plane declared an emergency before leaving the UK and the pilots dumped fuel over the Cardiff and Swansea areas to reduce weight and prepare for a landing d ’emergency.

The plane turns around over Swansea

The plane returned to Heathrow Airport about an hour after departure.

A British Airways spokesperson said everything was done as a precaution.

“The plane landed safely after our highly trained pilots chose to return to Heathrow as a precaution,” the spokesperson said.

“We have expressed our apologies to our customers for the delay in their trip, and we will get them back as quickly as possible. “


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