United Airlines flight UA929 London-Chicago makes emergency landing in Scotland

© Toru Hanai
A United Airlines plane bound for Chicago has made an emergency landing in Edinburgh, shortly after taking off from London Heathrow Airport.

The Boeing 767 was circling around the city in order to dump fuel, before it finally landed at Edinburgh Airport at around 08:45 GMT. 

It diverted to the Scottish capital shortly after taking off from London at 07:00 GMT and was about an hour into its flight before having to make an emergency landing.

The plane is currently on the runway having made a safe landing and is to be inspected by experts to find out what the problem was. The plane tracking website Airlive claimed a potential fuel issue caused the plane to divert to Edinburgh.