Viral Video Shows Plane Landing Sideways in London

Daniel Fowler
February 19, 2020

In a tweet, Heathrow Airport said: "We are experiencing technical issues at the airport which we are working hard to resolve".

She said: "Computer systems down at Heathrow".

British Airways, reportedly cancelled 20 flights.

Two pilots have been hailed for making an nearly vertical landing of an Airbus 380 at London's Heathrow Airport, defying gusts from Storm Dennis that had forced several British airports to cancel flights. "Our teams will continue to monitor our systems and be on hand to provide assistance to passengers as we work to resume our regular operations".

Some 170 flights were disrupted as of Sunday morning at several airports in Britain due to the storm. All passengers who were meant to travel on a flight that has been canceled can obtain a full refund or request to be rebooked to a later service, the airline said.

Thousands of passengers were facing cancellations and delays on Sunday after a systems failure affecting all terminals at London Heathrow airport.

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"To help direct customers to their gates, we have deployed additional Heathrow colleagues across our terminals".

The airline said extra personnel had been brought in to help passengers.

Other IT glitches had caused widespread delays at London Heathrow in the recent past, but those incidents were due to British Airways' own systems, while in this case, Heathrow Airport's check-in systems are to blame.

A huge number of holidaymakers are confronting one more day of movement disorder as more flights are postponed because of Storm Dennis.

A further 30 departing flights were also grounded from what is the UK's busiest airport.

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