British Airways flight BA993 in mid-air emergency on way to Heathrow

A British Airways flight has declared a mid-air emergency en route from Germany to London Heathrow.

The aircraft took off from Berlin’s Tegel Airport at 3.17pm local time.

It was initially scheduled to land at 4.20pm UK time but issued an alert over The Netherlands.

The Airbus A319-131, flight number BA993, made its final descent towards the airport and landed safely around 3.40pm.

A BA spokesman told that pilots have requested an emergency landing due to an unwell passenger onboard.