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Stansted flights hit by power cut

A power outage has affected flights at Stansted Airport.

The problem, which was part of a general loss of power in the area, led to delays to outgoing and incoming flights at the Essex terminal.

However, no flights had to be diverted and power was eventually restored.

A Stansted spokeswoman said: "There was a power outage, not just here but in the areas around as well. We do have emergency generators which kicked in, but for a time there was no power at all and people weren't able to check in.

Some flights may still be subject to delay or cancellation. Passengers are being advised to check the status of flights with their airline.