The largest expert travel community:
  • 757,361 Total members
  • 6,498 Users online now
  • 1,706,178 Threads
  • 31,069,220 Posts
Airports

Hole in Gatwick Runway Strands Passengers in Mid-Air

Hole in Gatwick Runway Strands Passengers in Mid-Air
Ryan Boyd

Passengers arriving to Gatwick Airport (LGW) this weekend were forced to circle overhead after a large hole reportedly formed on the runway due to surface damage. Several other flights were diverted to other airports, and people living near the airport lodged complaints about jets circling overhead. A spokesperson for Gatwick Airport said: “Our main runway was temporarily closed at 3.48pm while we investigated a reported issue.”

It is believed that the damage could have been caused by heavy rain storms that have pounded southeastern England over the last week following a massive heatwave.

To read more on this story, go to Mirror.

[Photo: Planes were forced to land on Gatwick’s Northern Runway during the issue, via Getty]

Click to add a comment

You must be logged in on the FORUM to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

Airports

More in Airports

Extinction Rebellion (Sort of) Disrupts London City Airport

Jackie ReddyOctober 10, 2019

No More Uber, Lyft or Taxis at LAX?!

Joe CortezOctober 4, 2019

The Beverage Cart Rodeo Everyone’s Watching

Taylor RainsOctober 2, 2019

Copyright © 2014 Top News Theme. Theme by MVP Themes, powered by Wordpress.