Planes at London's Heathrow Airport grounded due to runway light failures

Lloyd Doyle
November 7, 2018

The worst delay was to a United Airlines flight from Newark, near NY, which was operating three hours and five minutes behind schedule.

An estimated 213,668 passengers go through the airport every day and the "technical issue" is likely to spark travel chaos and major disruptions.

British Airways said early Wednesday morning United Kingdom time that it was delaying flights that had already departed and would start "diverting some flights that are airborne and due to arrive at Heathrow shortly".

The airport said it was trying to fix the problem, but advised travellers to check their flight status with their airline before coming to the airport.

"For the latest information, passengers should check their flight status with their airlines before travelling to the airport". This included 11 flights delayed by more...


A Heathrow spokesman said: "Our engineering teams are investigating a technical issue with the lighting system for the airport's runways".

"They told us due to electric failure in Heathrow we can not take off jet".

Passengers en route to London were stranded on the tarmac at airports in countries such as the USA or held in stacks over the southeast of England.

"9.30pm flight is also grounded but with everyone boarded in".

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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