Many social media users were quick to note the diverted plane, sharing images of the plane making its descent at Heathrow.
One social media user wrote: “Looks like it’s dumping fuel now #BA277″
Another added: “#BA277 now over the sea to jettison fuel prior to its return to London. For more information on how and why aircraft jettison fuel”.
One Twitter user wrote: “Holding and likely burning off fuel before it comes back to LHR?”