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Heavy rain causes part of ceiling to collapse at Norwich airport

PUBLISHED: 16:24 02 June 2018 | UPDATED: 08:51 03 June 2018

Part of the ceiling at Norwich Airport has reportedly collapsed after an inch of rain fell in one hour. Photo: Brenda Moore

Part of the ceiling at Norwich Airport has reportedly collapsed after an inch of rain fell in one hour. Photo: Brenda Moore

Brenda Moore

Heavy rain has caused damage at Norwich Airport with a flight reportedly delayed.

Part of the ceiling at Norwich Airport has reportedly collapsed after an inch of rain fell in one hour. Photo: Brenda MoorePart of the ceiling at Norwich Airport has reportedly collapsed after an inch of rain fell in one hour. Photo: Brenda Moore

Video footage and photographs show part of the ceiling in the departures lounge had collapsed and flood water in the corridors.

A Twitter user named Tara tweeted: “You couldn’t make it up! Have boarded the plane bound for Menorca from Norwich Airport. Staff tells us the delay is because there is rainwater in the cockpit and because of the electrics it is being checked out.”

Part of the ceiling at Norwich Airport has reportedly collapsed after an inch of rain fell in one hour. Photo: Brenda MoorePart of the ceiling at Norwich Airport has reportedly collapsed after an inch of rain fell in one hour. Photo: Brenda Moore

The Environment Agency said over an inch of rain had fallen within the past hour at the airport.

An airport spokesman said: “The airport has experienced a significant amount of rainfall in a short period of time. The terminal building has been water damaged in a number of areas.

Part of the ceiling at Norwich Airport has reportedly collapsed after an inch of rain fell in one hour. Photo: Brenda MoorePart of the ceiling at Norwich Airport has reportedly collapsed after an inch of rain fell in one hour. Photo: Brenda Moore

“Some offshore helicopter flights were cancelled due to restricted availability of facilities. The airport team have cleared up and isolated affected areas.

“The safety of staff and passengers is the highest priority.

“The airport is operating normally except for limited catering facilities.”

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