Flight makes emergency landing after heat detected in cargo hold

posted on 19th March 2019 by Justin Burns

A British Airways Boeing 777 passenger flight with 209 people on board was forced to make an emergency landing at St. John’s International Airport in Canada today after crew detected heat in the cargo hold, according to local reports.

The Calgary Sun reported that BA Flight 174 was on its way from New York’s JFK International Airport to London’s Heathrow Airport early this morning when it landed at 02.30h (local time) in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

Police were reportedly called to the airport as they were responding to a report of heat and a suspicion of fire in the cargo area of the passenger jet.

The aircraft landed without incident and there were no injuries.