Manchester Airport foremost runway closed for ’emergency repairs’

The principle runway at Manchester Airport has reportedly been closed for emergency repairs.

It’s thought the difficulty is a pothole on runway 23R. 

This seems to have led to a number of flights being delayed or diverted, as all planes are at the moment having to make use of a secondary runway.

Talking to the Manchester Night Information, one supply mentioned: “The airport is right down to single operation on (runway) 23L which implies the inbound planes are having to taxi proper down the runway and switch round.”

A spokesperson for the airport mentioned: “This morning we recognized a floor defect on Runway One throughout one in every of our common routine inspections. Security will all the time be our prime precedence, in order a precaution, we’re quickly working all flights from Runway Two whereas we urgently rectify the difficulty.

“This will end in some delays to each arrivals and departures, and we apologise to passengers for any inconvenience and thank them for his or her endurance.”

One Ryanair passenger has tweeted: “One other first for me with Ryanair. Landed at Manchester Airport and the pilot needed to do a U-turn to get again to the terminal constructing. Just one runway in use. The pilot confirmed a little bit of ability I believe he secrety loved it.”

Here is the flight path of a British Airways airplane from Heathrow to Manchester which was diverted to Liverpool earlier.

One other first for me with Ryanair. Landed at Manchester Airport and the pilot needed to do a U flip to get again to the terminal constructing. Just one runway in use. The pilot confirmed a little bit of ability I believe he secrety loved it.

You may see from the map, from the AirNav.RadarBox flight monitoring web site, how the flight circled over Cheshire and the Peak District earlier than rerouting to Liverpool.

This story is ongoing and we’ll replace as and once we obtain updates. 

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