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 Abuja-bound British Airways plane loses engine mid-flight


A British Airways flight heading to Abuja from London on Tuesday returned to Heath-row Airport after the plane lost one of its engines mid-air.

The airline confirmed that BA 083 flight returned to Heath-row and was met by the emergency services as a precaution measure after what it called “a minor technical issue.”

In a mail sent to THISDAY , the airline said, “For your information, the aircraft experienced a minor technical issue and our pilots elected to return to Heath-row. In terms of the emergency services meeting the aircraft, this is standard practice.

“Our aircraft returned to Heath-row and was met by the emergency services as a precaution after experiencing a minor technical issue. Our teams looked after our customers last night, providing them with overnight accommodation. We’re sorry to our customers for the delay to their travel plans. (sic).”

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