#FIA16: Bad Weather Curtails Day One

Torrential rain forced an early end to the opening day of the Farnborough International Airshow.

Organisers were forced to cut power on the site, with flooding in the exhibition halls and outdoor display areas.

A statement on the show’s Twitter page said safety was the organiser’s priority. “Due to the heavy rain, unfortunately we have cancelled today’s flying display and closed the show early.  Safety remains our key priority.”

It added: “However, we expect to run a full programme of events tomorrow and for the rest of the week.”

Farnborough International Airshow also announced that tickets for today will remain valid for tomorrow (Tuesday).

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