British flight denied access to U.S. airspace over "data discrepancy"

A British Airways 747 bound for Mexico was forced to return to London Heathrow on Friday after U.S. officials discovered a "data discrepancy" regarding a passenger on the flight. Roughly two hours into the trans-Atlantic flight, the plane was notified it could not enter U.S. airspace due to concerns about the unnamed passenger, who was flying on a U.S. passport. The plane returned to London, where the passenger and his luggage were removed. Scotland Yard said the man was not arrested, and British Department for Transport officials insisted "there has been no breach of security at Heathrow as a result of this incident."

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