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Blue Islands Jet Hit by Lightning; Diverted to London Southend Airport

Blue IslandsBlue Islands flight SI718 had to divert and make an emergency landing at London Southend Airport in Essex, United Kingdom, at around 6:37 p.m. on January 13.

The flight, heading from Jersey to London City, was diverted after it was struck by lightning.

The ATR42 aircraft, carrying 30 passengers, landed uneventfully. None of the passengers and crew members was hurt.

Airline authorities said the aircraft was taken for inspection while the return flight to Jersey was cancelled.

Jet2 Flight Diverts to London Stansted due to Medical Emergency

Jet2Jet2 flight LS121 had to land in emergency at London Stansted Airport, Essex, UK, shortly before 6 p.m. on September 4.

The flight, on its way from Glasgow to Reus, Spain, was diverted because a passenger needed immediate medical attention.

The flight landed safely and the Paramedics boarded the aircraft to treat the passenger. The flight later resumed its journey with a 2 hour delay.

British Fighter Jets Escorted Private Jet to Stansted

A Luton-bound private passenger jet was escorted from Lagos by two British fighter jets to make emergency landing at Stansted airport, Essex at 7:49 p.m. on July 24.

The aircraft, which is believed to be a Gulfstream small business jet, lost contact with UK authorities shortly after 7 p.m., forcing deployment of two Eurofighter Typhoons from RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire.

Reportedly one of the jet fighters also landed at the airport.

An Essex Police spokesperson said: “Military jets were deployed on a precautionary basis when a private jet was diverted to Stansted…This was due to a loss of communication with the aircraft. The aircraft landed safely at Stansted airport at 7.49pm… All three people who were on board have been spoken to by police, it was established that everything was in order and the police response was stood down.”

Two Ryanair Planes Collided at London Stansted Airport

RyanairTwo Ryanair Boeing 737-800 planes collided in the parking area of the London Stansted Airport, Essex, at around 6:50 a.m. on June 28. One of the planes was about to take off for Warsaw, Poland, while the other had just landed from Frankfurt Hahn, Germany.

The tail cone of one plane and the wing tip of the other was damaged in the collision. A spokesperson of the Stansted Airport said, “We can confirm two aircraft were involved in a minor collision while on the ground at Stansted this morning. Both planes suffered some damage but there were no reported injuries to passengers or crew.”

The passengers of the out-going flight had to face a three-hour delay before they were transferred to another plane.

Robin Kiely, the spokesperson of Ryanair, said, “Our Stansted-based engineering team are currently investigating and will repair both aircraft and return them to service as soon as possible… Ryanair sincerely apologises to the affected passengers for any inconvenience.”

Essex Police responded on the scene. They conducted routine breath tests on both of the pilots. There were no signs of alcohol. No further police action will be taken.

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