Anorak | Plane Crazy

Plane Crazy

by | 11th, August 2003

‘THOSE of us who decided to follow the Prime Minister’s example and go somewhere cooler for our holidays have not had things all our own way.

After ten years with the airline Captain Biggs had yet to take off

Not only did the train to the airport take about three days to get there, but the chances are that your plane got lost as it tried to take off.

That at least is what’s happening at Heathrow at the moment, says the Guardian, because of ”a controversial reorganisation of the airfield’s labyrinthine layout”.

”Cockpit crew have reported a spate of incidents in which aircraft have gone the wrong way on Heathrow’s taxiways or taken the wrong turn-off for gates,” it says.

”This often means they block other flights and need to be rescued

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