Lightning strike in the control tower led to flight delays at Gatwick

Lightning.  Photo: 3dnews.ruLightning strike in the air traffic control tower has led to a delay at Gatwick flights — one of the airports in the British capital. In southern England after the heat wave were heavy rains, accompanied by thunderstorms and strong winds.
As ITAR-TASS, a lightning strike one of these men was injured, but the control system rises partly out of order. Airport has continued to airliners, but sending flight was halted for half an hour. Following the aircraft maintenance work once again began to take off.
"Over Gatwick storm passed, and some ground control systems are out of order, — said the airport. — We warned the passengers that there may be delays."
In addition, extreme heat has led to disruptions in transportation services of the United Kingdom. Last Monday in the British capital was set temperature record — the mercury rose to the level of 31 degrees Celsius. Due to the abnormal weather conditions on the railways of Great Britain was introduced following the speed limit for passenger and freight trains.
"In the hottest time of day rate may be reduced to 96 kilometers per hour" — said representatives of the railway company. On ordinary days, the figure is usually around 145 kilometers per hour.
Gatwick is the second largest international passenger airport and the UK.

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