Passengers on their way to ‘snowy Iceland’ got caught up in snow before taking off from London’s Stansted airport. The full aeroplane was boarded and ready to take off when the snow became too much for traffic control and all flights were cancelled. Among the passengers was a group of English College students travelling to Iceland for a long weekend.
Thousands of passengers are facing another burst of delays at the airport due to snow, as all flights from Stansted were cancelled and the confusion at the airport only grew as more passengers from those cancelled flights started to flood airport facilities and overwhelming the unprepared staff.
According to airport officials and airline staff the weather report was forecasting rain, but that turned into an unforeseen heavy snow stalling all takeoffs at the airport.