Arnold Schwarzenegger suffers mid-air scare on British Airways flight after an engine problem

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ARNOLD Schwarzenegger was among worried passengers caught up in a mid-air emergency on a British Airways jet.

The Terminator star – catchphrase “I’ll be Back” – was forced back to London after an engine problem.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger was among 328 passengers who suffered a mid-air scare on his flight back to Los Angeles[/caption]

Flight BA269, from Heathrow to Los Angeles, made a U-turn off the west coast of Scotland and descended more than a thousand feet on Tuesday.

The Airbus A380-841, with 328 passengers and 26 crew on-board, departed at 4.07pm and was supposed to have arrived around ten hours later in LA.

But it declared an “emergency” and began circling back to Heathrow shortly after passing the Western Isles of Scotland.

The plane circled Heathrow for more than an hour, during which its speed oscillated between 180 and 300 knots every four minutes.

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The former Governor of California was said to be ‘shaken’ after the British Airways flight had to make a U-turn off the coast of Scotland[/caption]

Flightpath data shows the jet circling back towards London after reaching Scotland on the way to Los Angeles

It was too heavy to land immediately and had to dump fuel so it could land safely.

Film legend Arnie and most of the other passengers were understood to have stayed in airport hotels overnight before catching US-bound flights.

The 71-year-old star and former Governor of California was said to be “shaken but impressed with the professional BA crew”.

On Monday night the Austrian had taken a breather from politics – posting videos encouraging fans to vote in the US mid-term elections – to enjoy a night out in London.


A British Airways spokesman insisted ‘our flight will always err on the side of caution’[/caption]

He was spotted flashing an enthusiastic thumbs-up to a hoard of fans outside of Annabel’s, a posh club.

Dressed in a tailored blue blazer, the Twins star cut a sophisticated figure .

Film legend Arnie had shared on Instagram that he was getting in some early Christmas shopping.

His “I’ll Be Back” catchphrase came from the 1984 sci-fi classic The Terminator.

Arnie has had a diverse career path from bodybuilder, actor to Governor of California
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British Airways told The Sun: “We’re sorry for the delay to our customers’ travel plans.

“The flight is returning to Heathrow due to a minor technical issue.

“Safety is always our very highest priority and our highly trained flight crew will always err on the side of caution.”