New Delhi bound United Airlines flight diverted to London

A file photo Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 04, 2018, 04.46 PM (IST)

The United Airlines flight with 266 passengers and 15 crew members onboard diverted its New Delhi bound flight to London's Heathrow Airport due to some medical emergency.

Meanwhile, a statement from the airlines read, "Our team at London Heathrow Airport is providing assistance to customers of United flight 82 (New York/ Newark to Delhi) which diverted to London Heathrow Airport because of a medical issue on board." 

"The flight now has been cancelled due to the crew reaching their maximum duty time," the statement also read.

"We are providing hotel accommodation for our customers, and making arrangements for them to complete their journeys tomorrow. We have apologised to our customers for the inconvenience caused," it added. 

Flight Radar, a verified Twitter account that helps social media users track air traffic, posted an update after the plane started heading to Heathrow, and after it landed confirmed that the aircraft was indeed UA 82.

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United Airlines commonly referred to as United is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.