British Airways flight diverted to Canada after crew members fall ill

BA said cabin crew members were taken to hospitals "as a precaution"

British Airways flight diverted to Canada after crew members fall ill

File photo of a British Airways flight | Image: Jack Plunkett / AP/Press Association Images

A British Airways flight to London Heathrow was diverted to Canada after crew members fell ill, the airline has said.

A medical emergency was declared on Flight BA286 from San Francisco, forcing the double-decker Airbus A380 to make an emergency landing at Vancouver International Airport.

BA said cabin crew members were taken to hospitals "as a precaution" before being discharged.

The diverted flight landed at around 11.30pm (6.30am Irish time), a Vancouver Airport spokesperson said.

Images showed the plane on the tarmac surrounded by emergency vehicles.

Vancouver Airport tweeted:

BA said the cause of the incident was under investigation.

It added: "Our ground team at Vancouver has arranged hotel accommodation for the customers and will book them on alternative flights as soon as possible."