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Thomas Cook flights are detained by the CAA

Thomas Cook flights are detained by the CAA

This is the moment the first Thomas Cook plane was impounded at an airport just after midnight when the travel company went bust.Onlookers said the video shows representatives from the Civil Aviation Authority climbing the plane steps at Manchester Airport.It happened moments after the holiday company missed the 11:59 deadline set by creditors, witnesses said.The video appears to show CAA officials being escorted up to one of the planes by airport staff, and sticking a notice on the door, just minutes into Monday morning.It is understood to show the first detention of a plane belonging to the cash-strapped tour operator.Thomas Cook has entered compulsory liquidation and all of its flights have been cancelled.More than 20,000 jobs are at risk, including 9,000 in the UK, and 150,000 Brits are understood to be stranded abroad.An onlooker said: "The CAA put a notice on the door, as seen in the picture, and he confirmed that Thomas Cook had gone into administration. "After this around 12:15am we saw a Malaysian A380 taxing to go and rescue the Thomas cook passengers"The notice was stuck up at midnight and stated that the plane was being detained due to 'default in payment of airport charges', it is understood.Several minutes after the notice was issued, an A380 Malaysian Airlines flight took off from Manchester Airport to  rescue stranded Thomas Cook passengers from Malaysia.A video shows the plane taking off from Manchester Airport at 12:15am today.The UK government is expected to spend an estimated £600 million on the UK's biggest peacetime reparation since World War Two.

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Thomas Cook flights are detained by the CAA

This is the moment the first Thomas Cook plane was impounded at an airport just after midnight when the travel company went bust.Onlookers said the video shows representatives from the Civil Aviation Authority climbing the plane steps at Manchester Airport.It happened moments after the holiday company missed the 11:59 deadline set by creditors, witnesses said.The video appears to show CAA officials being escorted up to one of the planes by airport staff, and sticking a notice on the door, just minutes into Monday morning.It is understood to show the first detention of a plane belonging to the cash-strapped tour operator.Thomas Cook has entered compulsory liquidation and all of its flights have been cancelled.More than 20,000 jobs are at risk, including 9,000 in the UK, and 150,000 Brits are understood to be stranded abroad.An onlooker said: "The CAA put a notice on the door, as seen in the picture, and he confirmed that Thomas Cook had gone into administration. "After this around 12:15am we saw a Malaysian A380 taxing to go and rescue the Thomas cook passengers"The notice was stuck up at midnight and stated that the plane was being detained due to 'default in payment of airport charges', it is understood.Several minutes after the notice was issued, an A380 Malaysian Airlines flight took off from Manchester Airport to  rescue stranded Thomas Cook passengers from Malaysia.A video shows the plane taking off from Manchester Airport at 12:15am today.The UK government is expected to spend an estimated £600 million on the UK's biggest peacetime reparation since World War Two.




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