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 stuck on grounded aircraft for almost two hours.

Planes in need of refuelling are unable to take off, and inbound flights have been diverted to other airports or delayed before departure at airports across Europe.

Hundreds of passengers been stranded on grounded planes for hours after the problems began around 3.30pm, the Manchester Evening News reports.

The terminals are now flooded with passengers waiting to find out if their flights will be cancelled.

Furious passengers have described the situation as "absolute carnage", "chaos" and a "total shambles".

One tweeter has reported all EasyJet flights from the airport have been cancelled.

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."

Olly Green wrote on Twitter: "Stuck on the tarmac for hours, barely any information from the airline or airport, none of it useful. Are we leaving or not? What happens next? Shambles as always"

Danielle Sloan wrote: "Not exactly how I wanted to start my holiday to Morocco, stuck in #ManchesterAirport".

And Kimmy tweeted: "A lot of flights being cancelled at Manchester Airport feels horrible waiting around to hear if your own has been cancelled or not."

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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