“Engine surge” forced an emergency landing of British Airways flight

Published on : Sunday, March 9, 2014

emergency-landing1A British Airways plane scheduled to fly to Lyon, France had to make an emergency landing soon after its take-off from Heathrow Airport due to engine problems.

The Airbus A319 faced an engine surge at around 9 pm according to the BA officials.

The plane had flames “spitting out” of one of its engines and was making spluttering noises during take off.

According to an eye witness, there were sounds of bangs while the aircraft was taking off and engine was spitting out fire with a spluttering noise.

As per a BA spokeswoman, the aircraft faced an engine surge and had to make an emergency landing. She said the flight had a safe landing.

The spokeswoman further stated that the passengers were given hotel rooms for the night and were re scheduled for Lyon next day with a larger aircraft to accommodate all.

The aircraft is presently under investigation as in how and why the engine surge occurred.


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