Manchester Airport flights grounded after power cut means planes can’t be refuelled

Manchester Airport flights grounded after power cut means planes can’t be refuelled

FLIGHTS have been grounded at Manchester Airport due to a “fuelling problem” due to a reported power failure. Passengers have been stuc

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FLIGHTS have been grounded at Manchester Airport due to a “fuelling problem” due to a reported power failure.

Passengers have been stuck on grounded aircraft for almost two hours.

Martin Keogh, from Northenden was due to fly to Palma at 5pm with his wife and twin boys with Jet2. He said: “At about 4.30pm we were told there was a site wide power disruption which was affecting refuelling.

“I’ve not seen any aircraft take off since.

“You can imagine everyone is sat around it is a bit of a nightmare.”

A Manchester Airport spokesman, said: “Due to a power issue this afternoon there is currently an issue with the fuel supply at the airport.

Engineers are currently on site to fix the issue and we are working with airlines to try and minimise the impact.”

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