Passengers were approached to leave a flight headed for Derry when they were told the plane was “excessively overwhelming” to fly.
Loganair flight LM462, which was going from London Southend air terminal to Northern Ireland’s subsequent city, was postponed because of awful climate in Derry on the morning of 21 December.
Free columnist Ben Kelly, who was flying home for Christmas with his better half Dom, detailed that five travelers were approached to land the Embraer air ship so it could leave securely.
Mr Kelly tweeted: “The option for the individuals who get off the flight is leaving this air terminal to go to another London air terminal to be traveled to Belfast, which is 1.5-2 hours from Derry”.
Mr Kelly, who had paid £200 for a single direction flight, said that three travelers at that point consented to land and travel to Derry from Birmingham. He asserts that the staying two travelers were picked for disembarkation as they were the last to check in.
The plane in the long run took off three hours after the fact at 12pm and arrived in Derry around 1.10pm, he said.