BA flight declares mid-air emergency and forced to divert to Manchester

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A flight from London to Aberdeen was forced to land unscheduled in Manchester after a medical issue broke out onboard.

British Airways has confirmed the BA1306 was grounded mid-flight as a "precaution".

In a statement British Airways said: "The flight diverted to Manchester as a precaution due to an unwell cabin crew member on board. The aircraft landed safely. We are sorry for the inconvenience to our customers."

The flight left Heathrow at 10.39am on Tuesday morning and was expected to arrive at the Scottish airport less than an hour later at 11.51am.

Eagle-eyed viewers of planefinder spotted the plane diverting from its route and heading for Manchester which it circled overhead before pulling in to land.

Aberdeen Airport now states that it estimates the BA1306 flight to arrive from Manchester at 2pm.

On Friday an Air France passenger forced a plane to make an emergency landing as he started to become aggressive with others as soon as it left the runway.

The flight from Paris to New Delhi got only as far as Sofia, Bugaria, when it grounded to kick off the culprit, Reuters reports.

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The Indian citizen assaulted a flight attendant and was pummelling the cockpit’s door, according to National Investigation Agency officer, Ivailo Angelov.

If found guilty of the current charge of endangering flight safety, the passenger faces up to ten years in prison.

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Angelov said: “We are investigating both his actions and his motives.

“There is no reasonable explanation for his behaviour.”

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