Sunday, 27 May 2018

Flights are delayed at Stansted Airport after lightning hit aircraft fuelling system, leaving planes unable to refuel



Flights are delayed at Stansted Airport after lightning hit the aircraft fuelling system, leaving planes unable to refuel.
 
In a statement on Twitter, a Stansted Airport spokesman said: "Due to an earlier lightning strike the aircraft fuelling system was unavailable for a period this morning.
 
 
"Engineers have been on site and have now restored the system, however flights may still be subject to diversion, delay or cancellation.


"We apologise for the inconvenience and advise all passengers to check with their airlines for their latest flight updates."


Flights due to land at Stansted Airport are being diverted to other destinations, with passengers landing at East Midlands Airport, about 125 miles away.


One flight from Eindhoven was diverted to Birmingham Airport, and another from Bratislava landed at East Midlands.


The delays come as the Bank Holiday and May half term break approaches.




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