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British Airways flight en route Nigeria makes emergency return to Heathrow

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British Airways on Wednesday confirmed that its flight turned back to Heathrow Airport after emergency Tuesday night.

The aircraft made a detour less than 75 miles into its flight to Nigeria.

The BA flight BA83 left Heathrow at 10.30 pm.

The airline said technical problems were discovered by the pilots.

In a statement, BA said: “Our aircraft returned to Heathrow 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 in their travel plans.”