British Airways jet in emergency landing drama after co-pilot ‘overcome by fumes’

London – An aircraft captain had to make an emergency landing wearing an oxygen mask when his co-pilot was ‘overcome by fumes’.

The British Airways flight was four miles from Heathrow when the first officer, who had flown the plane from Athens, complained of feeling ill.

The captain had to take over and raise the alarm while both he and the co-pilot put on breathing masks as a precaution.

The incident on January 2, now being probed by the Air Accident Investigation Board, is the latest of almost 300 so-called ‘fume events’ involving BA flight crew.