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LHR Diversions Today?  
User currently offlinerichie72 From Sweden, joined Sep 2007, 103 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 7380 times:

Hi ,

Just noticed that BA777 ARN -LHR has diverted to STN .

Seems to be weather related...anyone got more info? I seemed to have missed completely that London is experiencing weather issues today!

Any other diversions taking place?

Cheers
R

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User currently offlineual777uk From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 3356 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (2 years 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 7376 times:

Weather related?? We have seen a few storms and some heavy rain but I did not think it was enough to see diversions, must have been really heavy over London.

User currently offlinerOw44SeAtK From United States of America, joined Mar 2012, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 7352 times:

If there happens to be any diverts this web site will let you (eventually)

http://thebasource.com/



Somebody has to sit on that seat.
User currently offlinebabybus From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (2 years 1 day ago) and read 7248 times:

BA don't like to operate in any form of rainy conditions. A speck of rain normally grounds the fleet to a complete halt. It rained for an hour a few years ago and the place fell apart. Remember the empty 747 used for ferrying bags that missed flights due to rain?

Anyway, I'm not sure about London's weather today, but it is April and maybe there was a wind?  


User currently offlineEGSUcrew From United Kingdom, joined May 2011, 85 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 1 day ago) and read 7214 times:

Well I'm about 70 miles East of LHR and we've had a good day predominantly. All I can think of is that we had a heavy hail storm around 2 hours ago, could that have had an effect?

User currently offlineseansasLCY From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2007, 805 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 1 day ago) and read 7199 times:

Quoting richie72 (Thread starter):
Just noticed that BA777 ARN -LHR has diverted to STN .

I think I saw on flightradar24 that is was squaking general emergency.


User currently offlinerichie72 From Sweden, joined Sep 2007, 103 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 23 hours ago) and read 7074 times:

Just heard the aircraft was struck by lightening causing some kind of instrument malfunction... cant confirm the credibility of the source though but apparently the fire brigade were on standby as they landed at STN ...

User currently offlinercair1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2009, 1292 posts, RR: 52
Reply 7, posted (2 years 22 hours ago) and read 7005 times:
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Quoting babybus (Reply 3):
BA don't like to operate in any form of rainy conditions.

Really? Doesn't it rain a LOT in Brittan? (at least from the perspective of somebody who lives in the high mt desert we call Colorado).

Rainfall in London

The number of rainy days (with more than 0.25mm of rainfall) is fairly consistent throughout the year, with between 11 and 15 rainy days every month. Overall rainfall is highest in November and August (64 mm and 59mm respectively) and is lowest in March and April (37mm each).
http://www.visitlondon.com/travel/weather

Nearly every other day.

Seems BA does not fly much then.



rcair1
User currently offlineSpeedbirdie From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 915 posts, RR: 53
Reply 8, posted (2 years 22 hours ago) and read 6915 times:

We are experiencing some very strange weather recently. Thunder and lightening have been around for a couple of weeks now sporadically which is strange. I'm absolutely petrified of the stuff and I live maybe 2 miles from LHR if that and it's been on and off for a while now.
I believe the aircraft in question was holding for a very long time because of the storm earlier and diverted due to low fuel. That's what I have read anyway.
I hope the weather pisses off soon because I really don't like it!!



Never give up..
User currently offlinemutu From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 530 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 22 hours ago) and read 6893 times:

Quoting rcair1 (Reply 7):

we have a hosepipe ban in place already as we are in drought

London hasnt had much rain for a number of years now but it is true this past week has seen plenty.

And I am sure it will rain during the Olympics


User currently offlinelhr380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (2 years 22 hours ago) and read 6887 times:

Quoting babybus (Reply 3):
BA don't like to operate in any form of rainy conditions. A speck of rain normally grounds the fleet to a complete halt. It rained for an hour a few years ago and the place fell apart. Remember the empty 747 used for ferrying bags that missed flights due to rain?

Bit harsh!!!

Quoting Speedbirdie (Reply 8):

Have seen the bad clouds, but other then one bolt of lightning on Sunday I think it was I seem to have missed all the good stuff  


User currently offlineTristarsteve From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 3930 posts, RR: 34
Reply 11, posted (2 years 21 hours ago) and read 6818 times:

Quoting lhr380 (Reply 10):
Have seen the bad clouds, but other then one bolt of lightning on Sunday

Yesterday, Thur 19, BA had 16 aircraft hit by lightning at LHR, and out of action while being inspected.


User currently offlineGiancavia From Vatican City, joined Feb 2010, 1303 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (2 years 19 hours ago) and read 6610 times:

Quoting Speedbirdie (Reply 8):
We are experiencing some very strange weather recently. Thunder and lightening have been around for a couple of weeks now sporadically which is strange. I'm absolutely petrified of the stuff and I live maybe 2 miles from LHR if that and it's been on and off for a while now.

Say whuuut, I love storms.. they really paint the sky for photography. Really cool atmosphere.


User currently offlineCaptainKramer From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2012, 225 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (2 years 18 hours ago) and read 6458 times:

I was out at Myrtle Avenue near LHR, there was hail about the size of peas falling for a few minutes as aircraft continued to land on runway 27L. Heavy showers were intermitant throughout the day.

User currently offlineSpeedbirdie From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 915 posts, RR: 53
Reply 14, posted (2 years 18 hours ago) and read 6428 times:

Quoting Giancavia (Reply 12):

Haha... Some people have phobias and I guess that's mine. Its funny because because of this weather recently I've actually become quite a nervous flier. Not cool when you're crew! I mean I'll get over it but I think we have had our fair share now so it can bugger off!
 



Never give up..
User currently offlinecanyonblue17 From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 412 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (2 years 15 hours ago) and read 5605 times:

Quoting rcair1 (Reply 7):
and is lowest in March and April (37mm each).



The can you tell mother nature to give me one clear day on my trip to London from the US next week (last week in April) so I can go plane spotting at LHR, because right now every long range forecast shows rain every day from April 26-May 1.


User currently offlineMIAspotter From Spain, joined Nov 2001, 2650 posts, RR: 25
Reply 16, posted (2 years 6 hours ago) and read 3662 times:

My cousin was supposed to fly back to LHR from MAD on BA last night, the plane was supposed to leave MAD at 19:45 and when we arrived for check-in it was delayed until 23:55, they told us the plane got hit by lightning and was AOG, so the earlier MAD-LHR plane was meant to pick up the stranded PAX and fly back to MAD.

She was offered a hotel and was put on today´s flight at 10:45.

MIAspotter.



I think, therefore I don´t fly Ryanair.
User currently offlinePW100 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2002, 2326 posts, RR: 12
Reply 17, posted (2 years 5 hours ago) and read 3209 times:

Quoting babybus (Reply 3):
BA don't like to operate in any form of rainy conditions. It rained for an hour a few years ago and the place fell apart

So it hasn't rained since then. Wow! Better book a flight to London for my next sunshine holiday. Who needs the canary islands

[Edited 2012-04-21 02:46:31]


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User currently offlineJL418 From Italy, joined Jun 2009, 493 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (2 years 4 hours ago) and read 2852 times:

The past days have been quite "thundery" as far as I could see from my office (between T5 and T3). We had strong crosswinds, moments of very low visibility, heavy rainshowers and plenty of lightnings: I've been told, for example, that a plane belonging to a Chinese/Taiwanese carrier BA does the maintenance for has been struck by a lightning while landing. Traffic, as far as I could see, was reduced in several occasions during Friday and Thursday. PCA units weren't used for days because of wind.

I was on the ramp on Thursday afternoon and the wind was pretty strong.


User currently offlineflylku From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 787 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (2 years 2 hours ago) and read 2335 times:

Quoting Tristarsteve (Reply 11):
Yesterday, Thur 19, BA had 16 aircraft hit by lightning at LHR, and out of action while being inspected.

While airborne or on the ground?



...are we there yet?
User currently offlineVV701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 7258 posts, RR: 17
Reply 20, posted (2 years 1 hour ago) and read 2028 times:

Fromn the link provided in Reply 2:

"A storm cell passed over London Heathrow early this afternoon causing long hold times for landing aircraft. During its hold BA777 Stockholm Arlanda - London Heathrow diverted to London Stansted whilst squawking the 7700 Emergency Code. There are suggestions that some instruments were lost possibly due to a lightning strike.


User currently offlineGiancavia From Vatican City, joined Feb 2010, 1303 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (1 year 12 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1772 times:

Quoting Speedbirdie (Reply 14):
Haha... Some people have phobias and I guess that's mine. Its funny because because of this weather recently I've actually become quite a nervous flier. Not cool when you're crew! I mean I'll get over it but I think we have had our fair share now so it can bugger off!

Ah yeah that cant be good if most of your time is spent flying through it hah, I dont think it is going to bugger off.. May is supposed to be horrible. No hi^5 for the weatherman just yet.


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