Flights Delayed At Stansted Airport After Overnight Lightning Strikes — Travel Chaos

Flights Delayed At Stansted Airport After Overnight Lightning Strikes — Travel Chaos

Flights to and from London Stansted Airport are facing delays after a series of lightning strikes across the South of England last night.

A spokeswoman said engineers had since restored the system but "flights may be diverted, delayed or cancelled".

"A number of flights have regrettably been cancelled at Stansted Airport this morning due to an earlier airport fuelling system failure, caused by a lightning strike", a spokesman said.

Meteorologist Charlie Powell said information suggested there were "somewhere between 15,000 and 20,000 strikes across the United Kingdom during the overnight period".

One passenger tweeted: 'All we been told is no fuel in Stansted due to fuel tank being struck by lightnight'.

Another wrote: "Just been told there is now *no fuel* available throughout the airport. More than 40 planes waiting for fuel".

"We apologise for the inconvenience and advise all passengers to check with their airline for their latest flight updates".

"Engineers working on fixing the fuel hydrant".

Yet flights could still be diverted, delayed or even cancelled, with passengers being advised to check with their airline for updates.

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