A British Airways flight BA983 from Berlin to Heathrow took off five hours late on Sunday evening, but then turned around closer to London due to heavy snowfall, and returned to the German capital leaving around 180 passengers stranded.
The Airbus A320 was due to depart Berlin Tegel at 1.50pm but was delayed due to the weather conditions on the continent. Eventually it took off at 6.57pm and made its way towards London. Anyhow, just as it was half way across the North Sea and less than an hour from Heathrow, it performed a U-turn and flew back to Berlin, where it landed an hour later. A spokesperson for British Airways said: “When we are not able to operate flights into Heathrow as planned, we do our best to keep customers updated, and look after them, providing refreshments and hotel accommodation.”
Capacity at Heathrow airport was reduced substantially due to heavy snow fall on Sunday resulting in number of British Airways flights forced to divert to airports including Leeds and Newcastle.