By Staff writer
Aircraft was flying from Chicago to Amman and was forced to land at London Heathrow
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.