Bad weather affects Lanseria

2014-03-04 15:17
Cape Town - A Mango flight from Cape Town to Lanseria was diverted to OR Tambo on Tuesday afternoon due to adverse weather. 

According to a tweet sent out by the airline Flight JE702 was diverted to the larger Joburg airport, where buses had been arranged to transport passengers to Lanseria. 

Lanseria International Airport spokesperson Claudette Vianello confirmed that the flight had been diverted, but that it was the only one so far on Tuesday. She added that there was no telling which way the weather would turn and that further diversions could neither be expected nor ruled out.

Early last month, a light aircraft carrying three people crashed at Lanseria International Airport. All three passengers were killed in the incident. Bad weather is believed to have been a factor in the crash. 

A number of Mango passengers reported similar incidents on Monday via Twitter

So, if your flight is heading toward Lanseria International Airport this afternoon, you may just want to prepare yourself for a detour... just in case.

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