Sam1987 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 947 posts, RR: 1 Posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3567 times:
I'm in Leeds at the moment - just seen three BA Connect aircraft (an Embraer, an Avro and a Dash 8) on approach to LBA. I looked at LBA arrivals (http://www.lbia.co.uk/arrivals.html) and it seems services from SOU, EDI and BRU to MAN have been diverted to LBA.
Is there a problem at MAN?
It is great to see BA back at LBA by the way!
Next flights: LGW-LBA-LGW, LHR-SIN-SYD, SYD-BKK-LHR, LGW-GRO, GRO-CIA, CIA-MAD, MAD-LGW
Candid76 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 758 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3532 times:
Very thick fog. From where I'm sitting (next to gate 21) I can't see more than two gates away. One brave LH 737 has made it in during the last half hour but nothing else has landed. Two PIA 777s are holding.
Having driven right round the M60 (Manchester's main ring road) this morning there is no fog anywhere further than half a mile from the airport!
Emptyarm From Norway, joined Jan 2007, 169 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3334 times:
Diversiond and cancellations so far...
EDI Edinburgh TH* 1859 BA Connect 08:10 AM T-3 Cancelled DH8
GLA Glasgow TH* 1841 BA Connect 09:45 AM T-3 Cancelled DH8
BRU Brussels SN 2173 Brussels Airlines 09:55 AM T-3 Cancelled AR8
IOM Isle Of Man TH* 4403 BA Connect 10:45 AM T-3 Cancelled DH8
LUX Luxembourg LG 4981 Luxair 11:00 AM 11:30 AM T-1 Diverted ERJ
BHD Belfast BE 183 FlyBE 11:15 AM T-1 Cancelled DH4
GWY Galway RE 519 Aer Arann 11:55 AM 11:50 AM T-1 Diverted AT7
SOU Southampton TH* 7743 BA Connect 12:50 PM T-3 Cancelled DH8
EDI Edinburgh BD 400 bmi 01:10 PM Cancelled
IOM Isle Of Man TH* 4405 BA Connect 01:15 PM Cancelled DH8
JER Jersey TH* 7765 BA Connect 01:50 PM Cancelled DH8
HAJ Hanover TH* 7914 BA Connect 02:30 PM Cancelled ERJ
BHD Belfast TH* 7604 BA Connect 02:45 PM Cancelled DH8
GLA Glasgow BD 394 bmi 03:30 PM Cancelled
Londoncenter From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 108 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3098 times:
Visibility at MAN was terrible with RVR (Runway Visual Range) down at around 200m this morning and it came in pretty quick! Many aircraft diverted to LBA BHX and a couple to EMA.
But that wasn't the only problem, the airport operates only one runway in low vis procedures and unfortunately this had to be closed for a short time.
This was due to one poor BA Dash-8 who braved the weather and managed to deprt, only to have a hydraulics failure and find he couldn't land back at MAN as the RVR was below the aircrafts minima for landing!! He then diverted to LBA safely and the runway had to inspected, and possibly cleaned as I believe hydraulic fluid was left for around 160 feet on the runway. Things seem to clearing up quite significantly now.