A flight made an emergency landing after pilots spotted a "potential technical problem," Daily Mail reports Jan. 28. British Airways flight 196 from Houston bound for London's Heathrow was diverted to Carfiff International Airport Monday.
Fortunately none of the 138 passengers were harmed in the emergency landing aboard the 747 jet. Engineers thoroughly inspected the aircraft and didn't find anything wrong with it. The flight then made its way safely to Heathrow.
British Airways issued the following statement:
"Following comprehensive checks carried out by our engineers, our flight from Houston (BA196) will not continue to London.
"As a precaution, the aircraft was diverted to Cardiff Airport due to indications of a potential technical problem.
"We apologize to customers for the delay to their journey."
A number of airlines have experienced emergencies requiring inspection. Read about a collision of planes on a Florida runway here and how two United planes clipped wings in Washington, D.C. here.