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Two Runway Incidents In UK Overnight  
User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 13273 posts, RR: 34
Posted (15 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2219 times:

Two separate incidents occurred overnight, involving British airliners, thankfully neither serious or involving serious injury.

In the first, a Cityflyer (BA Franchisee) ATR42 with 43 on board made a diversionary landing at Bournmouth. It was forced to divert after high winds closed Jersey Airport last night (and I can tell you it certainly was windy here!) and while landing at BOH, its nosegear failed. Whether it was due to a problem with the n/gear or a heavy landing is not clear.

In the second incident, a Britannia 757 ran off a taxiway after landing at Gatwick. Again, no serious damage or injuries, but the airport was closed and flight delays. No doubt this crew will be given a right clip around the ear when their flight ops people find out!

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User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 25347 posts, RR: 54
Reply 1, posted (15 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2168 times:

Yes, I heard about that. Flights to LGW were diverted to LHR,STN,LTN and MAN. Has LGW fully reopened again.

When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlinePhilB From Ireland, joined May 1999, 2915 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (15 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2165 times:

The ATR diverted to BOH with a hydraulic problem which precluded a Jersey landing due to weather.

The problem was obviously real, as the nosewheel collapse resulted.

The Britannia flight was a B767 flying Manchester - Gatwick - Phuket.

User currently offlineG-BEAK From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2000, 168 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (15 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2154 times:

I understood the Britannia incident happened first, the ATR was returning to LGW but then had to divert to Bournmouth because Gatwick was shut.

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