Edinburgh-London flight diverts after emergency

A FLIGHT from Edinburgh to London was forced to divert this morning after signalling an emergency.

A British Airways aircraft similar to the plane involved. Picture: Wiki Commons

Flight BA8703, a British Airways flight from the Scottish capital to London City airport, was scheduled to land at Manchester after declaring an emergency shortly after 10am today.

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The aircraft involved is believed to be an Embraer E190, capable of carrying 98 passengers.

British Airways operates a number of flights between Edinburgh and London City, with ten flights leaving the capital today alone.