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Huge Sink Hole Shuts Major Road In Manchester, UK

A 40ft-deep hole in the road has opened up on Manchester’s Mancunian Way, shutting a major route around the city centre.
 
The road is closed in both directions, according to Transport for Greater Manchester – which is warning of delays and advising people to take alternative routes.
 
The hole is at the eastern end of the road, between the junctions of the A6 London Road and Fairfield Street.
 
It opened up after midday and a workman told the Manchester Evening News there were concerns it could spread to the other side of the carriageway.
 
The city has been lashed by heavy rain today, and Mancunian Way was earlier closed due to flooding.
 
The rain has also caused delays on the city’s trains.
 
In a statement, Manchester City Council said: “Motorists should be aware that part of the Mancunian Way is currently closed in both directions due to a collapse in the road caused by the extremely wet weather.
 
“It is thought a culvert beneath the Mancunian Way has been eroded by the heavy rainfall which has caused the road above to be impacted.
 
“City council and United Utilities officers are currently at the scene to assess the situation.
 
“Depending on the extent of the issue the road may remain closed over the weekend.
 
“Traffic will be diverted via London Road, Fairfield Street, A665, Hyde Road and Downing Street.”
 
Football fans heading to Manchester City’s game against Chelsea on Sunday are being warned to check on the latest situation before they travel.
Courtesy of Sky News

Jet2 plane to Crete makes emergency landing at Manchester Airport, UK

Plane Emergency Landing

A Jet.com plane flying from East Midlands Airport to Heraklion in Crete has made an emergency landing at Manchester Airport.

The jet took off at 5.40pm but was then recorded as circling over the Peak District before landing just before 7pm at Manchester.

A fault with the aircraft is believed to be behind the decision to divert the flight to the region’s airport.

The flight was reported as having landed safely.

Plane in emergency landing after 25 warning lights started flashing in Manchester, UK

Plane Emergency Landing

Flight BE-2066 from Edinburgh to Brussels was on route with 20 passengers and four crew when trouble started with one warning light

A plane made an emergency landing in Manchester after all the cabin lights switched themselves off – and TWENTY-FIVE warning lights started flashing.

Flight BE-2066 from Edinburgh to Brussels was en route with 20 passengers and four crew when trouble started with one warning light.

The pilot decided to continue to Brussels, but the cabin lights starting failing from the front of the cabin and heading backwards until passengers and crew were left in darkness.

A few minutes later, more warning lights began flashing and the co-pilot’s flight display failed.

The cockpit lights and the right hand audio/radio control unit then switched off.

Crew started using the emergency torch light, but that also failed – and the crew decided to divert to Manchester.

While descending towards Manchester the flight director failed and several more caution messages appeared.

The jet landed safely and passengers were offloaded and boarded the next available flight.

After the incident, the British Air Accidents Investigation Branch launched a probe into the incident.

Their report, part of their June bulletin, showed the incident last October was caused by a malfunction in the right generator.

It said the manufacturer’s inspection had found ‘severe pitting on the auxillary contacts’ which caused a battery to drain – and the loss of power.

A Flybe spokesman said: “The safety of passengers and crew is always the highest priority, and at no time was this flight compromised. This issue resulted from an unusual set of circumstances affecting some of the electrical systems of the aircraft.

“The aircraft, with 20 passengers and four crew on board landed safely following its diversion into Manchester Airport. Passengers were accommodated on the next available flight.

“Flybe has since worked closely with the AAIB and manufacturers on their subsequent investigation and has carried out all recommendations made, which has included changing a number of electrical components.