Mid-air drama as British Airways holiday flight diverted

A British Airways flight has been redirected following a passenger’s “medical emergency.” Holidaymakers, returning to London from Gran Canaria, experienced a detour as the pilots had to alter the course.

The aircraft was flying over northern France when it declared a 7700 general emergency. The BA2707 flight departed from Gran Canaria Airport at 6.30 pm on Sunday.

Originally scheduled to land at London Gatwick Airport, it instead touched down in Brest, France, at 10.53 pm. The squawk code was issued around 10 pm.

A spokesperson for BA stated, “The flight diverted due to a customer requiring medical attention where it landed normally. Our teams are working to ensure customers can continue their journey as soon as possible.”

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