Burst pipe in Heathrow T5 covers 100 bags of passengers’ luggage in raw sewage: Daily Mail

Posted: September 5, 2012 in Airlines, Aviation & Airports (General News), Heathrow
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[Daily Mail] British Airways passengers were left stuck without their luggage after a pipe burst in Heathrow Terminal 5 – drenching their bags in sewage.

Many passengers are still waiting to be reunited with luggage after the airport sent it off to be cleaned.

Many passengers are still waiting to be reunited with luggage after the airport sent it off to be cleaned. Photo: Wikipedia

British Airways passengers were left stuck without their luggage after a pipe burst in Heathrow Terminal 5 – drenching  their bags in sewage.

About 100 suitcases were covered in the raw filth when a pipe in the sewage system burst in Terminal 5’s baggage hold on  Monday.

Many passengers were still waiting to be reunited with their suitcases today after the airport sent them off to be  cleaned

A source told The  Sun:  ‘The smell was absolutely foul, as was the mood of the passengers who had to  leave without their bags.’

It has been suggested the leak could be linked to the Terminal being built on a former sludge works

A spokesman for the airport operator, BAA Heathrow, said: ‘There was a leak from the sewage system in the baggage area of  Terminal 5 on Monday which affected around a hundred bags.

‘We appreciate this will be upsetting for passengers. The bags have now been cleaned and are being reunited with……

Read the full story at the Dail Mail…..


Daily Mail
5th Sept, 2012


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