A FLIGHT due to arrive at Aberdeen airport this morning was forced to divert after a crew member became unwell.

British Airways flight BA1306 left London Heathrow at 10.39am and was due to arrive in Aberdeen at 11.51am.

However, the aircraft was forced to divert to Manchester after an emergency on board.

British Airways since revealed this was due to a medical issue with one of the members of cabin staff.

The plane landed safely in Manchester.

A British Airways spokesperson said: "The flight diverted to Manchester as a precaution due to an unwell cabin crew member on board.

"The aircraft landed safely.​ We are sorry for the inconvenience to our customers.​"