The runway at Gatwick Airport had to be closed and flights were diverted after an inbound airliner requested an emergency landing, reports the BBC.
— The Sun (@TheSun) July 20, 2018
The British Airways Airbus from Naples landed shortly after midnight on Friday after reporting a technical fault.
The A320 remained on the runway while an inspection took place. The main runway was closed but reopened at 04:58 BST.
Major delays after British Airways flight makes emergency landing at Gatwick Airport https://t.co/3vK25PeswF
— The Independent (@Independent) July 20, 2018
A handful of flights had to be diverted before the standby runway was opened.