Worry for passengers as British Airways flight makes emergency landing in Glasgow

A British Airways flight destined for America was forced to make an emergency landing in Glasgow after pilots noticed a ‘technical issue’. 

The London to Seattle service was spotted circling over the Western Isles late on Sunday afternoon before making a mid-air u-turn. 

The Boeing 787 aircraft landed at the Scots travel hub and was checked over by engineers after a ‘minor’ issue was discovered by crew onboard. 

The flight departed again at 7.05pm and has since safely landed in Seattle.

A spokesperson for British Airways confirmed the incident had taken place.

They said: “Safety is always our priority and our experienced pilots diverted our flight into Glasgow after they became aware of an indication of a minor technical issue.

“Our engineers are currently investigating while our cabin crew look after our customers. We hope to continue the flight shortly.”