- Stock photo Gatwick Airport
British Airways flight BA2724 that departed from Gatwick airport at around 10a.m. today, returned to the airport soon after raising a 7700 general alarm.
The plane was due to land in Ibiza at 12.20pm, but after only 40 minutes flying the plane turned around and headed back to Gatwick.
At the moment the causes of this emergency are unknown but apparently the plane was been surrounded by fire trucks as soon as it hit the ground.
Possible delays in/out of Gatwick Airport, due to a British Airways flight declaring a General Emergency and returning back to Gatwick
Picture shows the BA2724 surrounded by the Gatwick Airport Fire Department
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This 7700 emergency follows another recent flight that departed from Ibiza to Glasgow also declared a general emergency shortly before landing at the Scottish airport.
The code 7700, activated by the pilot, means “general emergency”, which covers a wide range of possible situations from a fire, to technical problems, to a passenger health emergency.