Posh Spice In Air Scare

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August 9, 2010 | 4:15am EST

Former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham was caught up in an air scare while flying out of London on Saturday after her U.S.-bound jet suffered a fault and was forced to return to the U.K.

The pop star-turned-fashion designer was travelling from the British capital’s Heathrow Airport to Los Angeles when alarms in the cockpit went off an hour into the flight.

The pilot was forced to turn back while over the sea so that engineers could fix the technical fault, which is believed to have centred around the Boeing 747’s fuelling system.

The star spent an extra night in London and boarded another plane the following day.

And her spokesperson insists Beckham is now “fine” after being reunited with her family in California: “She’s fine and there’s nothing to worry about. She didn’t miss any meetings or anything like that because she was just going home. It meant an extra night in London but she’s back in America now.”