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British Airways hit by a block of ice mid-air

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A British Airways plane was forced to make an emergency landing after a piece of ice dropped from a plane flying 1,000 feet above it.

On December 23, 2021, while flying from London to Costa Rica (BA 2237), the Boeing 777 was travelling at 35,000 feet when ice impacted from above, smashing its glass. ​​

The pilots were successfully able to land the jet in San Jose, Costa Rica, thanks to a robust inner glass screen. The plane, on the other hand, required to be fixed after landing.

The flight from San Jose to Gatwick (BA 2236) had to be rescheduled for the next evening. The airline had intended to divert a jet from Jamaica, but this did not happen, causing the flight to be delayed even more.

On December 26, 2021, the 200 trapped passengers arrived at Gatwick shortly before lunchtime. The passengers appeared to be in good spirits despite the 50-hour wait, cheering as the British Airways crew for their flight to Gatwick arrived.

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