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The crews feel sick on board and the Airbus A320 returns in an emergency

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A commercial flight early in the morning of this Wednesday, October 21, had to be canceled and, in an emergency, returned to the airport of origin after a strong odor appeared on board the aircraft in the first minutes after take-off.

Emergency vehicles accompany the A320 after landing

According to the FlightRadar24 tracking website, the British Airways Airbus A320 registered under the registration G-EUYD was flying flight number BA-2596 at the time of the incident.

The jet had left runway 09R from London-Heathrow Airport in London, England, for Verona, Italy, when the crew stopped the increase in flight level FL100, which is approximately 3 km (10,000 feet) and began returning to the airport of origin.

According to information from The Aviation Herald, the crew reported a burning smell on board and decided to return to Heathrow Airport in an emergency, where the aircraft landed safely on runway 09L about 20 minutes after departure at 07:25 local time (03:25) . Brasilia time).

Airport emergency vehicles waited near the runway to meet any needs and escorted the aircraft as it taxiing to the courtyard, as shown by videos recorded by passengers aboard the A320 and posted this morning:

That was a long emergency landing of 10 minutes 😨 @BritishAirwaysT # terminal5 #emergency pic.twitter.com/OOBLGQpV0B

– Shelbourne FIlms (@ShelbourneFilms) October 21, 2020

A replacement aircraft left Heathrow about 2 hours after the emergency landing and arrived in Verona about 2.5 hours behind the original schedule.

British Airways issued an official statement apologizing for the delay on its flight today, which returned “due to a technical problem”, and said that safety is a top priority. “We would never continue a flight if it wasn’t safe,” the company said.

According to The Aviation Herald, passengers reported that they also smelled the smell on board and the crew members were sick from the smell.

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