British Airways flight BA479 lands safely after circling Heathrow for over an hour with landing gear problem

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A British Airways plane has been holding at 5,000ft for over an hour (Source: Getty)

A British Airways plane is circling Heathrow at 5,000ft sue to a landing gear problem.

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Flight BA479 was meant to land at 1.05pm but made loops around the capital before safely landing on runway 27R at around 2.30pm.

The flight travelling from Barcelona landed at a vacated runway.

British Airways did not comment on the situation.

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