Gordonroxburgh From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2000, 550 posts, RR: 20
Reply 2, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1217 times:
Heathrow is a bit of a mess ATC wise this evening so she went to Gatwick.
Apparently an A330 went off the taxiway to the grass while holding for 09R so depts had to move to 09L with all the arrival delays that entailed while they tried to remove the Air Canada A330 (thanks to Donder10 for the LHR info)
Normally she will hop back and arrive into LHR just before 23:00 when the ATC delays will have cleared
David_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7379 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1214 times:
Believe there was a "security alert" around 8pm which led to a ban on LHR arrivals, causing a knock-on effect for delays, therefore, BA 002 must have elected to divert to LGW when it was in danger of starting to use the fuel reserves rather than cause panic by declaring some kind of fuel emergency and gaining a priority arrival at LHR.