British Airways planes diverted to Bournemouth Airport

Danny Woods
July 17, 2017

Flights are now using Gatwick's back-up runway and the airport has warned of delays and some cancellations.

A runway inspection was ordered after a Air Canada flight was forced to return to the airport following the incident.

In a statement on its Facebook page, Jersey Airport said: 'Gatwick Airport apologies for the inconvenience but warns that there are likely to be further delays and cancellations for the remainder of the day. Passengers should check with their airline before travelling to the airport for information about their specific flight.

The Boeing 767 of the flight AC1925 has had to descend in circles in the air in order to burn off fuel before landing, Monday afternoon, reports the british newspaper Daily Mail.

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All inbound and outbound flights have since been halted for more than an hour with inspectons still taking place on the runway.

The runway at Gatwick Airport is closed after a plane's tyre burst on take-off.

The airliner landed back at Gatwick around 2pm, but airport authorities closed the runway for a runway inspection. Some flights have been diverted to other airports and these have also resulted in passengers unable to get food while they waited on the tarmac.

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