Planes cause turbulence in the air that they fly through. This turbulence can continue for some time, and reach theground, especially if there is little wind to break it up. A vortex is a circulating current of air caused by planes. When an aircraft is coming into land, it is common for the vortex to reach the ground.
The force of the vortex can sometimes damage the roofs of houses under a flight path very close to the airport. Pitched roofs with loose tiles are most at risk of vortex damage.
Because it is not always possible to identify the aircraft responsible, EMA offer a goodwill policy of inspecting and repairing all vortex damage, as part of our commitment to the local community. There is only a very small area of Kegworth that is potentially affected by vortexes.
For more information about vortex strikes please see our Living Near the Airport fact sheet. If you think that a vortex has damaged your property, contact the Community Team as soon as possible by emailing email@example.com . Out of hours, please contact the Airport Duty Manager on 07880 787513.