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UPDATE: Jumbo jet lands safely at Heathrow after declaring emergency

The flight landed safely at Heathrow Airport following a medical emergency on board. planefiner.net
The flight landed safely at Heathrow Airport following a medical emergency on board. planefiner.net

A British Airways jumbo jet flying from the US to the UK has landed safely this morning after declaring an emergency.

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The drama unfolded at around 10am when a emergency was declared while the Boeing 747 was over Northern Ireland.

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The flight has now landed safely at London's Heathrow Airport.

It is believed the emergency was due to a medical issue with a passenger on board the flight and the pilot requested a priority landing slot.

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