We have just seen Virgin Atlantic Flight VS27, Callsign VIR27X, make a rapid return to Gatwick.
The aircraft had passed south of the Isle of Wight after departing Gatwick for Orlando, Florida when she issued a general emergency 770o squawk.
The return to Gatwick was very rapid as seen here on Planefinder – http://planefinder.net/flight/VIR27X
The aircraft, G-VSXY, an Airbus A330-300 also flew over us here too…
We’re not yet sure of the reason for the emergency.