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Emergency on board British Airways flight from Las Vegas to London Heathrow

(Last Updated On: September 12, 2016)

A British Airways jet flying from Las Vegas to London Heathrow has declared an emergency over Scotland.

The Boeing 747 put out a call for help as it flew over Scotland just before 1pm.

It is not yet known how many passengers are on board the aircraft but the airline confirmed it will be continuing with its journey to Heathrow.

The flight – BA274 – left Las Vegas Airport, U.S., at 9.40pm local time and was due to arrive into London Heathrow at 3.30pm (BST).

A British Airways spokesman confirmed that a ‘medical emergency’ had been declared.

They said a passenger had fallen ill on the flight and medics would now meet the plane when it lands at Heathrow later this afternoon.

There is no further update at this time on the condition of the passenger.

The British Airways jet declared an emergency over Scotland this afternoon (file picture)

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