KU118 did an abrupt U-turn over Europe last night on route to Kuwait and landed at Heathrow’s Terminal 4. It is unclear what caused this diversion. Interesting for two reasons – Heathrow is not the hijack airport for the UK – typically planes would go to Stansted as has happened in the past. Secondly, there were plenty of other airports that could have been chosen when the plane turned around.
In addition, Heathrow is showing the flight on it’s arrival data on the web site, as if it was perfectly normal. Press reports indicate that a state of emergency was called by the plane.
There is a flight out of Heathrow to Kuwait at 10:30 London time, the normal KU104 departure so I suppose it could be so that they can put passengers on to this flight.
In the light of the terror attacks in Kuwait yesterday it all seems a little odd though. 27 people dies was a mosque was blown up in Kuwait City.