A flight from Manchester to Cancun was forced to divert to Gatwick after a cockpit window shattered in mid-air. Flight BY174 got as far as Dublin when it had to turn around as a safety precaution.
The disruption has left travelers bound for the Mexican holiday haven stranded at the airport until a new flight can be arranged.
‘Took off for Cancun this morning from Man only to be quickly routed straight to Gatwick due to a problem with the plane. Landed and was immediately surrounded by fire engines. No emergency and now parked at a terminal. No news on what it was tho…@TUIUK’ – a traveler Craig Connelly tweeted.
‘If you saw the damage they made right decision. New flight ETA 1610 on main board now'-Another traveler Joseph Gourvenec reasoned.
The Boeing 787-8 plane was scheduled to leave Manchester at 9.15am but set off at 11.06am.