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Old 29.12.2014, 18:14
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Gatwick Airport currently closed (Virgin plane problem)

A Virgin Atlantic plane had to return to Gatwick a while ago with landing gear problems. It landed safely but is on the runway and therefore the airport is currently closed

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-30625945
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Old 29.12.2014, 18:17
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Re: Gatwick Airport currently closed (Virgin plane problem)

Crikey - I flew back from Gatwick yesterday. Lucky escape!
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Old 29.12.2014, 18:56
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Re: Gatwick Airport currently closed (Virgin plane problem)

Passengers are now off the plane. Runway will remain cloed for at least another hour
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Old 29.12.2014, 21:41
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Re: Gatwick Airport currently closed (Virgin plane problem)

Plane has now been moved and the rumnway has been reopened. There is bound to be a backlog of flights and diversions
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Old 29.12.2014, 22:07
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Re: Gatwick Airport currently closed (Virgin plane problem)

I feel so sorry for anyone who's been stuck there. Hope everyone can get off as quickly as possible now!
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Old 30.12.2014, 14:30
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Re: Gatwick Airport currently closed (Virgin plane problem)

Mayhem.
Was supposed to be on the 18:15 EJ to ZH. Almost 24 hours later I'm sitting at Ldn city about to board a Swiss flight (150) as there are no available EJ flights till tomorrow.
Got lucky and had a hotel room at Gatwick on EJ, but i was the first in a wave of about 4000 passengers needing the same.

Total cluster fk, but hats of to that Virgin crew for bringing her in safely. Apparently m23 & railway by Gatwick was closed as she came in and the royal sussex in Brighton was on high alert for a possible 'major incident '...
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Re: Gatwick Airport currently closed (Virgin plane problem)

We arrived into Basel (from Manchester) at about 20:30 yesterday evening and the luggage for the (presumably cancelled - the inbound flight landed OK) outbound EZY flight to LGW was just going round the conveyor belt thing. It must have been there for a few hours, with nobody caring about it. We ended up pulling a lot of it off of the belt just so there was room for our stuff to come out onto the belt.

Pretty poor service for the Gatwick passengers.
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Re: Gatwick Airport currently closed (Virgin plane problem)

Here's the video of that Epic landing.. British pilots, best in the world

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Re: Gatwick Airport currently closed (Virgin plane problem)

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Here's the video of that Epic landing.. British pilots, best in the world
If the pilot was an Olympic gymnast he would have been deducted points for the bounce on landing
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Superior engineering IMO.
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Re: Gatwick Airport currently closed (Virgin plane problem)

Brilliant!
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