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Flight to London diverted to Logan after report of smoke in cabin

Flight to London diverted to Logan after report of smoke in cabin
Flight to London diverted to Logan after report of smoke in cabin

A British Airways plane lands at Boston Logan International Airport in 2023. (Photo by Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff)

A British Airlines flight to London landed in Boston Monday morning after a crew member noticed smoke in the bathroom, airline officials said.

The flight left Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C., for London around 11:30 p.m. Sunday. The Federal Aviation Administration said the flight landed safely in Boston just after 5 a.m.

The FAA reported that crew on board reported smoke in the plane’s cabin, which British Airways described as a “technical issue.”

British Airways said in a statement that passengers were expected to leave for London on Monday evening.

“We apologized to our customers for the delay in their journey due to a technical issue,” their statement said. “Safety is our top priority and we would never operate a flight if it was not safe to do so.”

Passenger Michael Hennessy told Boston 25 News that the crew on board did a “great job” keeping passengers calm.

“Unfortunately, we were diverted to Boston,” said Hennessy, “a city I’ve always wanted to go to, but not quite in these circumstances.”

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