Posted: Thu 15th Sep 2016

Beluga diverted to Scotland as fog closes Hawarden Airport

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Sep 15th, 2016

Thick fog shrouding Hawarden airfield this morning forcing the Airbus Beluga transporter to divert up to Prestwick in Scotland.

Regular Beluga watchers noted the planes holding position and attempts to land at Hawarden this morning.

The giant transporter approached Hawarden at around 8.20 am descending to land but with visibility down to less that 400 meters the airport operations team invoked ‘low visibility measures’.

Beluga circled about Flintshire for around 25 minutes waiting for a clear slot to land however at 8.50 the plane diverted up to Prestwick in Scotland.

Beluga usually diverts to Liverpool or Manchester adverse weather conditions prevent landing at Broughton, its believed approaches to both airports also had issues with fog.

Hawarden airport resumed operations at 9.50am.

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