British Airways systems crash at Heathrow Airport

Fault has sparked huge delays and queue at London's two biggest airports Holidaymakers expressed their fury and described Heathrow as 'total chaos'  Airline has admitted on Twitter it is dealing with issues with its check-in system  In May, 75,000 people were left stranded after an IT glitch with BA's data centre 

By Anthony Joseph for MailOnline

Published: 08:32 BST, 2 August 2017 | Updated: 08:58 BST, 2 August 2017

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British Airways systems have crashed at Heathrow Airport causing 'total chaos' for holidaymakers yet again.

The technical fault sparked huge delays and queue at London's two biggest airports - Heathrow and Gatwick. 

The glitch lasted around 20 minutes and Heathrow has said operations are running as normal. 

The technical fault has sparked huge delays and queue at London's two biggest airports - Heathrow and Gatwick

The technical fault has sparked huge delays and queue at London's two biggest airports - Heathrow and Gatwick

Holidaymaker Amanda Jane Porter tweeted: 'T5 is absolute carnage with systems down!!'Very unhappy customers left right and centre. #stillqueuing.' 

Another passenger wrote: 'Total chaos at Heathrow.' 

A spokeswoman for the airline wrote on Twitter: 'We're experiencing some issues with our check-in system this morning. 

'We're sorry for any inconvenience this is causing.'

A BA spokesman later said: 'Customers are being checked in as normal after an earlier problem was resolved. 

'We are sorry for the temporary check in problems which caused some delays for our customers first thing this morning.

'This issue is now resolved and our staff are working flat out to help customers get away on their holidays.' 

In May this year and IT engineer allegedly failed to follow proper procedure at a Heathrow data centre and caused 'catastrophic physical damage' to servers leaving 75,000 stranded across the globe. 

In May this year and IT engineer allegedly failed to follow proper procedure

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