Virgin Flight from London to LA is forced to divert to Newfoundland airport

LAST MINUTE: Virgin flight from London to Los Angeles forced to divert to Newfoundland airport with more than 250 passengers on board

  • Virgin Atlantic flight with more than 250 passengers on board traveling to Los Angeles was forced to divert to Canada after a technical problem with its engine
  • It was diverted as a precaution once engine failure was discovered.
  • The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner landing at Goose Bay Airport, a Canadian Forces base located in the Happy Valley-Goose Bay Township

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A Virgin Atlantic flight with more than 250 passengers on board from London to Los Angeles has been forced to divert to Canada after a technical problem with its engine.

The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner landed at Goose Bay Airport, a Canadian Forces base located in the Happy Valley-Goose Bay Township.

It was diverted as a precaution once engine failure was discovered.

A concerned Twitter user asked the plane about the status of flight VS141.

Virgin Atlantic responded: “All affected passengers have been notified of their reprotection options and can also be viewed when they log in to ‘My Booking’ on our website.”

A Virgin Atlantic flight with more than 250 passengers on board traveling from London to Los Angeles has been forced to divert to Canada

A Virgin Atlantic flight with more than 250 passengers on board traveling from London to Los Angeles has been forced to divert to Canada

It was diverted as a precaution once engine failure was discovered.

It was diverted as a precaution once engine failure was discovered.

It was diverted as a precaution once engine failure was discovered.

The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner departed from London Heathrow Airport and was forced to land at Goose Bay Airport, a Canadian Forces base located in the Happy Valley-Goose Bay township.

The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner departed from London Heathrow Airport and was forced to land at Goose Bay Airport, a Canadian Forces base located in the Happy Valley-Goose Bay township.

The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner departed from London Heathrow Airport and was forced to land at Goose Bay Airport, a Canadian Forces base located in the Happy Valley-Goose Bay township.

The user asked if they landed in Canada, and the company confirmed: “We can confirm that VS141 landed at Goose Bay Airport in Canada.”

A Virgin Atlantic spokesperson told DailyMail.com: ‘As a precautionary measure, VS141 from London Heathrow to Los Angeles has been diverted to Goose Bay in Canada due to a technical problem.

“The safety of our clients and crew always remains our top priority and has not been compromised at any time.

“We will send a recovery flight to pick up all customers from Goose Bay to transport them to New York JFK, where they will be provided with accommodation and our teams will assist them with their journey to Los Angeles. We would like to sincerely apologize for the delay and any inconvenience caused.

The plane, which took off from Heathrow airport at 1:25 p.m., it was diverted to Canada as a precaution after engine failure was discovered.

It was supposed to land at the Los Angeles airport at 3:55 p.m. before it was diverted.

Clients will be flown to New York and accommodations will be provided before continuing their journey to Los Angeles.

DailyMail.com has contacted Goose Bay Airport for comment.

This is a developing story.

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