British Airways flight #BA2263 to Kingston was forced to return to London Gatwick.
The British Airways Boeing 777-200ER – reg. G-YMMD – took off from London Gatwick on time at 13.28 local time.
After passing over Ireland, after almost 2 hours into the flight, the crew decided to turn around and circled West of Ireland to choose the best option.
As cabin crew was dealing with a medical emergency on board, pilots and ATC decided to return to London.
The #BA2263 777 circling over South Wales at 10,000ft. We’re used to military aircraft flying even lower around here, but to see a commercial airliner this low was spooky. Anyone know what actually happened? My guess is depressurisation. pic.twitter.com/7Ez5Nj56US
— Chloe Williams (@ChloeJade010) January 14, 2023
The 22-year Boeing 777 circled at 10,000ft over Cardiff to dump/burn fuel, reducing the aircraft’s weight for a safe landing almost 5 hours after takeoff.
Two British Airways flights suffered technical incidents during the past 48 hours.