noelg
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ATC Down At LHR?

Wed Aug 24, 2005 6:51 pm

My colleague just came in and has heard that ATC is currently closed at LHR? Haven't seen anything posted and nothing on any news sites but does anyone here know any better?

Noel.
 
lsgg
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RE: ATC Down At LHR?

Wed Aug 24, 2005 6:56 pm

Do you mean control tower ?

However LHR continues to work, the flight tracker in their website is working...
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noelg
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RE: ATC Down At LHR?

Wed Aug 24, 2005 6:57 pm

One of our clients was on a LHR-bound flight this morning (sorry don't know which one) which was diverted elsewhere, pilot came on and said that the reason was no air traffic control available at Heathrow...
 
noelg
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RE: ATC Down At LHR?

Wed Aug 24, 2005 7:02 pm

Just had an email from BA - apparently there are currently no flights into or out of any London airports due to a computer failure....

Flight in question was Dusseldorf-Birmingham but was turned back to Dusseldorf so sounds like it's LATCC that's down...

Just what they need after the strikes!
 
jmc757
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RE: ATC Down At LHR?

Wed Aug 24, 2005 7:07 pm

Beat me to it! lol. Anyway, from the BBC: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/4179914.stm
 
Nimish
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RE: ATC Down At LHR?

Wed Aug 24, 2005 7:08 pm

from http://www.britishairways.com/travel...ic/en_gb?source=CF_flightops_en_gb


Air Traffic Control computer failure

Summary

Due to an air traffic control computer failure there will be some disruption to today's operation.

More information

Customers are advised to check on Arrivals and Departures before leaving for the airport for the latest information on their flight.
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noelg
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RE: ATC Down At LHR?

Wed Aug 24, 2005 7:09 pm

Quoting Jmc757 (Reply 4):
Beat me to it!

Aargh and I beat you to replying in your thread!  Smile
 
HT
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RE: ATC Down At LHR?

Wed Aug 24, 2005 7:13 pm

According to www.baa.co.uk only some flights are delayed, none cx, many landed (some even early) - so the situation can´t be too bad ...
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Candid76
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RE: ATC Down At LHR?

Wed Aug 24, 2005 7:36 pm

Seems it was repaired quite quickly. Most departures from MAN were delayed for a time, arrivals weren't affected, and we didn't get any London diversions.
 
Glom
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RE: ATC Down At LHR?

Wed Aug 24, 2005 7:51 pm

Is this yet another case of everyone dying on that AF A340?
 
noelg
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RE: ATC Down At LHR?

Wed Aug 24, 2005 9:28 pm

Quoting Glom (Reply 9):
Is this yet another case of everyone dying on that AF A340?

Maybe, but we can only go on the information that is available at the time.

Unfortunately I don't have my crystal ball handy to tell you the outcome when the fuss has died down....
 
TIMC
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RE: ATC Down At LHR?

Wed Aug 24, 2005 9:31 pm

Quoting Candid76 (Reply 8):
Seems it was repaired quite quickly. Most departures from MAN were delayed for a time, arrivals weren't affected, and we didn't get any London diversions.

Came into work this morning, and the T2 ramp was well busy!

Was wondering what had happened.

DL wasn't delayed though Big grin
 
as739x
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RE: ATC Down At LHR?

Wed Aug 24, 2005 9:52 pm

Wow, BA passengers flying from LHR must feel they are playing Russian roulette each time they fly. "What will cause my delay or cancellation today!"

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pilot kaz
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RE: ATC Down At LHR?

Wed Aug 24, 2005 10:01 pm

What is the current situation?

Thanks
Kaz  Smile
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N754AN
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RE: ATC Down At LHR?

Wed Aug 24, 2005 10:02 pm

I can hear all the LHR inbounds flying above my house at approx 3000 feet, there are however a fair few cancellations this afternoon, from BRU, GVA, ZRH, CDG...

A friend of mine who works for BA said that the ATC at Swanwick had gone down... she is an F/A and her flights had been cancelled this afternoon.

Also, just been informed that there is a BA 777 currently at FRA, and to my knowledge it is BA108 from Dubai. No reg as yet...

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[Edited 2005-08-24 15:03:59]
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N754AN
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RE: ATC Down At LHR?

Wed Aug 24, 2005 10:56 pm

... just adding to the info regarding the BA 777 at FRA,

It is indeed BA108 ex Dubai, this aircraft has now resumed to LHR, Expected to land at 16:09 GMT.

Chris  wave 
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