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Adverse Weather Conditions Cause Chaos and Delays.
Chaos ensued at Leeds Bradford Airport when a TUI Airways aircraft skidded off the runway during its landing attempt amid the severe weather conditions of Storm Babet. The unexpected incident disrupted airport operations as the runway was temporarily closed after the TUI Airways plane, arriving from Corfu, Greece, dramatically skidded onto the adjacent grassy area. The heavy rains accompanying Storm Babet played a pivotal role in this unexpected turn of events.
An emergency siren quickly pierced the air as the aircraft slipped off the runway, prompting an immediate response from the airport’s emergency services. Swift action was necessary to ensure the safety of passengers and crew.
This incident serves as a stark reminder of the challenges the aviation industry faces when dealing with adverse weather conditions. Storm Babet’s relentless rain and strong winds posed a formidable challenge to the aircraft’s landing, resulting in the skid.
Fortunately, the rapid response from the emergency services prevented injuries, and passengers and crew were safely evacuated from the plane. However, the closure of the runway had a cascading effect on other flights, causing widespread delays and disruptions throughout the airport.
The airport management issued a statement apologizing for the inconvenience caused by the delay, emphasizing the hard work of their dedicated operations teams at their UK-based headquarters.
Photos: John Leadbitter, Fiona Marr, @aviationbrk
Written by: Patryk Zbik
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