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BA flight to Hong Kong turns back

A British Airways jumbo jet heading to Hong Kong has returned to Heathrow Airport after developing a "minor technical problem".

The packed Boeing 747, with 298 passengers plus 16 flight and cabin crew on board, took off at 6.20pm and landed safely back at Heathrow at 9.15pm on Monday night.

A British Airways spokesman said: "One of our aircraft experienced a minor technical problem and because of that returned to Heathrow as a precaution.

"Nobody was in danger at any point.

"At the moment our engineers are examining the aircraft. The exact nature of the fault is being looked at. "

The flight - BA 0025 - had just started on its 12-hour journey when the problem was spotted.

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