Stansted airport security fault causes passengers to miss flights

Stansted airport security fault causes passengers to miss flights

Airport apologises for problem with x-ray machines that led to long queues and left hundreds of people stranded

Stansted airport has apologised after a fault with security scanners meant some passengers missed their flights.

The problem with the x-ray machines emerged at about 4.30am on Tuesday, causing long queues. A spokeswoman for the airport said it was resolved by 8.15am.

Soooo…all the scanners went down at @STN_Airport there was a huge pile up,staff didn’t prioritise the times of anyone’s flights

.@STN_Airport And @Ryanair didn’t hold the flight for all those delayed. It was still on the tarmac when we all eventually got to the gate only to be told

.@STN_Airport @Ryanair We couldn’t board. Missed flight so now in another huge queue with loads of others trying to get another one. All staff completely unhelpful

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Source: Guardian Transport

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