London’s Stansted airport has flights disrupted by lightning strike

LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (MAY 26, 2018) (REUTERS) – London’s Stansted airport delayed, diverted and cancelled some flights on Sunday (May 27) after a lightning strike on an aircraft fuelling system during storms that unleashed more than 64,000 thunderbolts.

British skies were lit up by the electric storms overnight and there were reports of flooding and homes left without power after torrential rain.

Stansted is London’s third-busiest airport and is a key hub for the discount airline Ryanair, which said that its customers could get a full refund.

The fuelling system was repaired on Sunday morning, but passengers were warned to check before travelling and passengers stuck on planes complained on Twitter that they were not given proper explanations for the delays.

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  • Heathrow Airport Holdings
  • East of England
  • London Stansted Airport
  • Thunderbolts
  • Transport in England
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