Lightning strike disrupts Stansted airport flights

General view as lightning strikes over the city of London, Britain (Photo by Reuters)

London's Stansted Airport delayed, diverted and cancelled some flights after a lightning strike on an aircraft fueling system during storms that unleashed more than 64,000 thunderbolts.

British skies were lit up by the electric storms overnight and there were reports of flooding and homes left without power after torrential rain. Stansted is London's third-busiest airport and is a key hub for the discount airline Ryanair, which said that its customers could get a full refund.

The fueling system was repaired on Sunday morning, but passengers were warned to check before travelling and passengers stuck on planes complained on Twitter that they were not given proper explanations for the delays.

(Source: Reuters) 

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