BREAKING British Airways BA2596 returned to London Heathrow after reports of ‘burning and crew falling ill’


A British Airways flight has reportedly been forced to make an emergency landing at Heathrow shortly after take-off following reports of a burning smell and crew feeling unwell.

Flight BA 2596 was bound for Verona this morning, with an update to passengers saying aircraft had suffered a “technical issue”.

In a message from British Services sent to one traveller, a statement said: “We apologise for the delay to your flight to Verona 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 safeto do so.

The aircraft performing the flight was an Airbus A320 (reg. G-EUYD). Passengers are now on their way to Verona onboard another A320 (reg. G-EUYL).