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    Flight from Dubai to Manchester has now aborted 3 landings at Manchester and done several circles around the Blackburn and Darwen area, does anybody have any idea why ?

    Edit, now at over 17,000 feet and heading south.
    Last edited by Miggsy; 2016-03-26, 19:44.

  • #2
    Today this morning there were lots of diversion at London airports


    • #3
      Have an answer for this now, taken from The Manchester Evening News.

      Passengers were left bemused after their landing at Manchester airport was aborted THREE times.

      The Emirates Airbus A380-800 pilot made the hat-trick of attempts to land after an eight-hour flight from Dubai on Easter Saturday.

      Passengers on board say they were told a computer glitch led to an inaccurate reading that the runway was ‘too short’.

      However the attempted landings happened as heavy winds from Storm Katie battered Greater Manchester.

      After the three ‘go-arounds’, the pilot was forced to take the plane to London Heathrow, where passengers waited for two hours before finally returning to Manchester for a fourth - and successful - landing attempt.

      It meant passengers on EK-19 from Dubai arrived at 11.07pm - more than four hours late.

      A passenger who asked not to be named, told the M.E.N: “The pilot had to make three attempts to land.

      “Some of the passengers were in a bit of a state. The gusts were so strong at Manchester that people were starting to panic.”

      He said they diverted to Heathrow, where the remained on the tarmac and refuelled, adding: “The pilot came over the PA system and said he thought that the software was giving some incorrect readings.”