Gatwick runway reopens after oil spillage

Gatwick runway reopens after oil spillage

Gatwick’s runway has reopened after it was shut this morning for 90 minutes because of an oil spillage.

Reports suggest a Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747 dumped fuel on the tarmac, causing widespread delays from mid-morning.

A number of flights due to land at Gatwick were diverted, and departures were put back.

The airport tweeted at 12.03pm: "Flights have now recommenced, however some flights have been diverted. We recommend that you contact your airline for the latest info."


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