London Stansted Airport in the United Kingdom experienced a large number of flight delays and cancellations after lightning struck its aircraft refueling facility and the aircraft was unable to refuel.
The following statement was posted on the Twitter page of Stansted Airport:
"Due to a previous lightning strike, the aircraft's refueling system was unavailable for a certain time this morning – engineers were on site and have However, flights can still be rerouted, delayed or canceled, and we apologize for the inconvenience and advise all passengers to check with their airlines for their latest flight updates. "
After the authorities Having received no clear acknowledgment of when the problems are resolved and the airport fully operational, there was a chaos of waiting passengers
Steve Childs, who traveled to Madrid with his wife and daughter to take care of his father during the halftime break The BBC said its Ryanair flight was due to arrive at EDT at 8:25 GMT (4:25 am) de but postponed indefinitely. He added that the most frustrating past was the lack of communication from airport officials regarding flight information.
"There were no announcements," he said. "Flights leaving at 06:00 [GMT] have not left yet ̵
According to Mark Lobel, another passenger , who was stuck at the airport, only a single tanker was available, trying to fill as many aircraft as possible. 19659002] The unprecedented delay meant that the planes landed more often on the runway of the airport than the flights started, causing a backwater. "As a consequence, we are told that the airport could become too crowded to land," Lobel said
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Other travelers who lost their patience also adopted Twitter to get rid of their anger.
"@ Ryanair canceled many flights at Stansted Airport … so annoying my daughter's birthday present is being ruined …" wrote social media user Caue Cavallaro while another user, Cathy Winston Tweeted : "Top marks for Stansted Airport aircraft this morning … And no word, if I could not turn up, so we're all on the plane waiting and waiting …"
Here are a few More tweets of passengers who had to wait at Stansted Airport:
The Met Office in the United Kingdom said that between 15,000 and 20,000 lightning strikes across the country overnight.
"Overnight temperatures did not drop much below 15 or 16 degrees, which is a pretty hot and humid night for the end of May, so everything was prepared," Sky News reported, "We had some storms from northern France and some built in the canal and they spread and worked their way into it. "
"It looks like there's only a huge expanse of thunderstorms in London just before midnight," he added.