Friday, July 27, 2012

Holiday flight declares emergency

GLASGOW Airport was put on full alert tonight after a holiday flight from Greece developed hydraulic problems just before it was due to land.

• Flight from Greece developed hydraulic fault before it was due to land at Glasgow Airport

• Flight landed safely and on time but other flights were diverted 

The Thomas Cook flight from Heraklion landed safely on time just after 5.30pm but had to wait on the main runway while its undercarriage cooled down for half an hour.

Emergency services had been put on standby but were not required.

Three flights from London Heathrow, Southampton and Birmingham were temporarily diverted to Edinburgh, where the refueled before returning landing at Glasgow.

A spokesman for Glasgow Airport said: “Although the delay for the passengers on the Thomas Cook flight was only half an hour, there was obviously more disruption for the passengers on the other flights.”


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