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Royal Jordanian jet diverted due to engine technical problem

Aircraft was flying from Chicago to Amman and was forced to land at London Heathrow

Royal Jordanian jet diverted due to engine technical problem

A Royal Jordanian aircraft flying from Chicago to Amman on Tuesday was forced to divert to London Heathrow airport due to a technical problem with one of its engines, the carrier said in a statement.

Upon landing in the UK, a maintenance inspection was carried out on the aircraft and the technical issue was addressed, the statement said. The aircraft continued its journey to Amman after a three hour delay.

“The safety of passengers is a top priority for RJ, in spite of the high cost incurred because of diversions. The airline diverts its flights due to reasons related to passengers’ health, technical or weather conditions,” a spokesperson said.

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