Emergency crews surrounded a Russia-bound plane at Gatwick Airport tonight - sparking fear among passengers - after a ground crew employee was injured on the runway. Fliers were left feeling "uneasy" after police officers, firefighters and paramedics suddenly descended on the airport in Horley, Surrey, as the aircraft was about to take off. Officials have since said a Dubai National Air Transpart Association (dnata) employee was wounded at the scene - with reports claiming the man's foot was "run over" by the plane, Mirror Online reports . Passenger Tom Chapman, from Devon, says he and other fliers have been stuck on the Rossiya Airlines aircraft for more than 90 minutes, waiting to return to the terminal. He told Mirror Online that passengers - many of whom are Russian - were initially "uneasy" because of "everything happening" after their plane was unexpectedly "pulled back". However, they have since reportedly been told a ground crew member had his foot run over. Tom said: "People … [Read more...] about Gatwick Airport crew member injured on runway after ‘plane runs over his foot’
Numerous reports of a mysterious ghost plane have emerged in Derbyshire where witnesses have seen a dark, silent shape’ sweep across the sky. Onlookers have stated they have seen a dark shape in the sky at around 6.45pm last night at different locations across the county.Mark O’Brien believes he saw a quiet, low-flying plane fly above him after picking his daughter up from her swimming lesson in Ripley.He said: “It was so low, it must have been only been around two or three houses high. I thought it was going to crash at one point but it was large and very quiet.“I remember it flying above me and my heart stopping for a second. It looked like an old World War Two plane but it was dark so I couldn’t make it out.“I panicked because I thought it was coming down on the houses near Ashford Rise which is near my house. There was no noise or smoke. It just flew off and disappeared between some nearby trees.Was a ghost plane really seen in Derbyshire’s … [Read more...] about Reports of ‘ghost plane’ spotted flying over Derbyshire
More reports of a ghost plane being sighted in Derbyshire have emerged the Derby Telegraph can reveal. Earlier yesterday we reported how a number of people spotted the silent plane travelling at low altitude across the skies of Ripley and surrounding areas at around 6.45pm on Monday night. And it seems sightings of ghost planes in Derbyshire are not as rare as you might think and there are dozens of crashes reported in and around the Dark Peak. Since our article was published, we have been inundated with calls from Derbyshire residents giving details of sightings of the mysterious aircraft. Some witnesses have told the Derby Telegraph they heard noises from the plane and some are saying it was silent. Pauline Pearch said she saw the aircraft while out in Hilton yesterday. She said: "I was in Hilton and we saw the plane at about 3.30pm. It was like a bomber plane. Dozens more sightings of silent ghost plane over Derbyshire "My first thoughts were 'Crickey, what's that doing in … [Read more...] about Is this the stricken plane now haunting the skies of Derbyshire?
The RAF is assuring people not to worry about a 'ghost plane' spotted over Derbyshire. Air force chiefs have revealed that three military aircraft were in the area at the time of the sightings on Monday evening. Many witnesses claiming to have seen a dark-coloured Second World War aircraft gliding silently towards the ground before disappearing from view. But the RAF say three of their multi-purpose aircraft were over Derbyshire on Monday and that's likely to be what people saw. A spokesman from the RAF force said: “The RAF can confirm that three Hercules aircraft, from RAF Brize Norton, flew a routine sortie across the Derbyshire area on Monday evening. "We are routinely flying over the Peak District and we increased our fleet of A400m Atlas from eight to 22 last year, so in the next two years we will be doing more test flights over the area. “We tend to fly over the Peak District and Lake District because those areas are less populated which makes it safer for everyone … [Read more...] about RAF steps in to reveal the truth behind the ghost plane sightings
“It was dark, it was low and it was silent.” These are the words of dozens of people who claim to have seen a ghost plane flying through Derbyshire. Since first reporting on the story on Monday, our newsroom has been flooded with calls and messages of sightings of what witnesses say was a dark-coloured Second World War aircraft in the sky on Monday evening. There have been sightings in the Peak District as well as Ripley, Hilton, Hope, Matlock and Ambergate. Sue Dorling, 57, of Hilton, said: “I was at the crossroads heading towards Hilton when this dark and low aircraft swept overhead. “I thought it was odd as it was going the opposite way to Egginton airfield and looked like it was going to crash. “It made no sound at all and the guy who was changing the crossing pointed to it so it wasn’t just me who saw it. I don’t believe in ghosts, but this was very strange. Iris Robinson, 76, and her husband Keith saw two planes fly low near their home … [Read more...] about Dozens of sightings of silent ghost plane flying over Derbyshire