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A power issue at the Airport of Manchester and has reportedly stopped all refueling processes at the airport, causing massive cancellations and delays.
There are also reports of passengers stuck in a grounded aircraft for hours. Flights are scheduled to land at Manchester Airport have been diverted to other airports, where they will be able to properly refuel. Aircraft already on the airport for which the tanks are not able to take off for the moment.
The Manchester Airport Twitter account posted the following statement: “By the power topic this afternoon is there currently a problem with the fuel supply at the airport and we have technicians on site working to resolve this. Please contact your airline for specific flight information and updates.”
At least 48 flights have been cancelled, the BBC reported. The airport is still open, but it urges travelers to check with their specific airlines to check on the status of their flight.
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If the terminal is more and more pressure, travelers have begun to describe the situation as “absolute carnage,” The Mirror reports. At least one passenger told the outlet that she had to be stuck on a plane for three hours before finding that the flight was cancelled. Unfortunately, she still had to wait to disembark the plane due to a “backlog.”
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The disturbance is expected to impact flights over Europe.