Monday, April 19News For London

Flights Delayed at Gatwick After Spillage

Up to 19 incoming flights have been redirected and many have been delayed following a spillage on London’s Gatwick runway.


Credit // Chris Sampson Flickr
Credit // Chris Sampson Flickr

From Monday at 10.15am, planes were not allowed to take off or land until the run way reopened roughly an hour later.

Reports have circulated that the spillage, now cleared, was due to a Virgin Boeing 747 that leaked oil upon landing, according to The Independent.

Passengers waiting at Gatwick expressed their frustrations as Claire Rowlands tweeted:

With over 40 million passengers passing through the airport, Gatwick is the second largest airport in Britain.