EZYAirbus From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2473 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 6303 times:
Luton was battered by 110kts winds last night and all aircraft had to be turned to face the wind so they couldnt be damaged, took quiet a bit of effort, planes everywhere at 2am this morning, on stands, on the taxiways!!
Alcregular From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 5677 times:
Looks like NCL is operating as normal, the odd 30-50 minute delay, but the forecast is that the winds are going to get stronger tomorrow. NCL is normally the first to csncel of delay flights. Lots of LS flights at LBA are delayed around 7 hours.
Burberry753 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 204 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 5121 times:
Hi, I'm new!!
This morning(8/01/05) i was going to London for the day on a bmi flight from MME to LHR. When the guy was attaching the stairs to the aircraft for its 1st flight of the day the wind was so bad that they toppled on top of him crushing him!! There were 2 fire trucks and 2 ambulances there but all we heard from the terminal was a huge crash (I thought the engine had fallen off in the wing the way the A320 was shaking! G-MIDT i think) anyway just wondering if anyone had any news on that guy. The flight got cancelled eventually due to the wind.
Cargoman From Ireland, joined Jul 2004, 12 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4329 times:
Working in ORK on friday night could not load any of our cargo flights [DHL,TNT or UPS] because the wind was so strong. Some of my co workers tryed to put a set of steps up to the DHL 757 and had to give up. The A/C had to overnight in Cork.
Jonty From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 226 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 4075 times:
I'm not surprised at any delays at ncl coz when driving from ponteland to kingston park 2 trees down, n when driving to Carlisle on A69 road flooded and closed, and snowy, on M6 to Lancaster saw 7 overturned lorries!
Last night I was worried our tree would blow down, woke up to see our fence blew down, I would blame any pilot for delaying/ canceling a flight in this weather, its horrendous!