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Police Helicopter landing on 28 December 2009
At 1740 on Monday 28 December 2009 a Police helicopter was forced to make an emergency landing at London City Airport.
The pilot of the helicopter declared a fuel emergency and requested a priority landing at London City Airport. The helicopter was intended to land at its base in Lippitts Hill, however due to zero visibility caused by fog, the helicopter would not have safely reached its intended destination with limited fuel. Permission was therefore granted for the helicopter to land at London City
Airport. The helicopter departed the airport at 0948 on 29 December.
As part of the airport’s planning conditions, helicopters are not permitted to land other than in a genuine emergency. This helicopter was permitted to land under emergency conditions at London City Airport to ensure the safety of the pilot and the local community.
Visibility has improved and flights will be returning to normal but due to earlier weather conditions some flight may experience disruptions
us and Heathrow. We hope it clears soon and will communicate on improvements when we receive any latest information.
airlines have certain regulations in which they can operate in too which becomes technical,but today fog has affected both..
Unfortunately in poor conditions like today, our steep approach and small runway become difficult for pilots to land..
We hope it clears soon too. We do apologise for the inconvenience, any latest info we receive we will be sure to post right here.
We are still experiencing low visibility this afternoon. Passengers are advised to call their airlines before travelling to the airport.
we do advise that you check with your airline as they will have more information to supply in regards to your flight status.
Hi Tom, at present conditions are still very poor outside. Any latest info we receive we will communicate right here.
Visibility still remains poor this morning at LCY.Affected passengers should call their airlines for more information http://t.co/hr0u5C6Z6E
Morning Craig, unfortunately weather conditions here are still poor. We will update you on any latest info we receive asap.
Visibility is still poor at LCY this morning. Passengers are advised to call their airlines for more info regarding their flight status.
Due to poor weather conditions this AM flights to/from LCY are experiencing disruptions.Passengers should call their airlines for more info.
For more information about poor weather conditions at London City Airport please click here http://t.co/sI3BNatUMa
Morning, we are experiencing flight disruptions due to poor weather conditions, you should call your airline for more information.
Morning Andy, we are experiencing flight disruptions this AM due to weather conditions, we advise you to contact your airline
Due to poor visibility this morning flights to/from LCY are experiencing disruptions. Passengers should call their airlines for more info.
Visibility has improved now and flights will be returning back to normal, some delays may occur due to earlier weather conditions.