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British flight to Cairo turns back because of unrest

A British Midland International flight to Cairo has returned to London after turning back in mid-flight, the company said on Saturday.
Reuters | By HT Correspondent, London
UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2011 08:38 PM IST

A British Midland International flight to Cairo has returned to London after turning back in mid-flight, the company said on Saturday.

"Due to the rapidly changing situation in Egypt, British Midland International Flight BD771 which was en route to Cairo is returning to London Heathrow," a spokesperson said.

The plane was carrying 64 passengers and six crew members.

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