One passenger shared a video of fire engines greetings the plane’s arrival in Heathrow, adding: “That was a long 10 minute emergency landing.”
Passengers have safely disembarked and have been placed onto a new plane, which will take them to Verona.
In a message posted on Twitter, British Airways said: “We apologise for the delay to your flight today.
“We had to return back to London Heathrow due to a technical issue.”
“Safety is our number one priority and we would never continue a flight unless it was safe to do so.
“We are currently in the process of arranging a new aircraft so that we are able to get you to your destination.”
BA said they now have a new estimated departure time of 12:20 pm local time.
They continued: “Please make your way to Gate C55 where your flight will be boarding from.”
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