BA plane makes emergency landing at Glasgow Airport

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A British Airways flight was forced to make an emergency landing at Glasgow Airport on Wednesday.

The plane was flying at 36,000ft over the Isle of Lewis when it had to land at Glasgow Airport at around 5pm after issuing a general distress signal, reports STV News.

According to the Air News Times, a spokesman for the airport could not confirm the nature of the emergency.

Flight BA49 was scheduled to fly from Heathrow Airport to Seattle's Tacoma International Airport.

The Boeing 747 took off at 2.48pm from London and was able to carry 419 passengers.

Back in May, passengers on a British Airways plane flying from Heathrow to Glasgow Airport experienced a terrifying few minutes after the pilot announced a technical issue just before landing.

The pilot of the BA1476 flight issued a set of safety guidelines, including adopting the brace position, and also reportedly told passengers to use the emergency exits, and to move away from the plane as quickly as possible, adding "the life you save may be your own".

One passenger told the Scotsman: "We were told that once we had landed, to get away from the aircraft as soon as possible. Then, the pilot said: 'The life you save may be your own.'"

He added: "People were very grateful we landed safely and could use the stairs to leave the plane, not emergency chutes."

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