Fidelity bank banner UBA banner
Blackout at U.S. busiest airport grounds thousands of flights

By Prudence Arobani on 18/12/2017

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 713

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

A complete power outage at the busiest airport in the U.S., the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, grounded thousands of flights on Sunday afternoon.

Almost 2,500 planes arrive and depart daily, and the airport averages 275,000 passengers per day, according to the airport’s website.

The airport said in a statement that the power outage had forced the Federal Aviation Administration to suspend outgoing flights and implement a “ground stop” for incoming flights.

This “means that flights headed to Atlanta are held on the ground at their departure airport,” the airport said.

“The #FAA has put in a ground stop for flights headed to @ATLairport due to a power outage affecting the airport terminals.

“The FAA Tower can operate normally, however, departures are delayed because airport equipment in the terminals is not working.

“Officials are reportedly on the scene ‘working to remedy the situation’, Atlanta Airport said, adding “there have been no reports on when the power is expected to be restored”.

“International flights will be diverted to land at other airports”, U.S. Customs and Border Protection tweeted.

According to reports, the blackout was caused by a construction crew cutting a power line.

Airport officials said the outage happened just after 1 p.m. on Sunday.

The airport reported on its Facebook page that departures were delayed because airport equipment in the terminals was not working. (NAN)

Source News Express

Posted 18/12/2017 11:40:03 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Delta State Executive Council approves establishment of Agro-Industrial...

Big setback for Trump as judge suspends travel...

Economic Recovery Plan: Proper implementation will revive Economy...

FG uncovers fresh 5,000 ghost workers

Rains likely today in Lagos, Delta, Calabar, Port...

N500m fraud: Prosecution kicks against Belgore’s bid to...

2018 PDP Convention: Wike welcomes delegates

Kano APC Crisis: Presidency summons Ganduje, Kwankwaso

150 Akwa Ibom varsity graduates for ICT training...

Plateau, Jigawa fall to APC •Also retains Kano,...

Imo State now a terror zone; Okorocha a...

Another devastating storm set to hit Britain

 

Latest News School principal flogs corps member in front of students Those who feel they have another country free to go — Buhari Boko Haram: Chibok girls release secret diaries 2019: My nomination as Atiku’s running mate an act of God — Peter Obi Death toll in Kaduna violence hits 78 Confusion over Nnamdi Kanu’s whereabouts •He is not in Jerusalem, says Israeli Government DSS breaks silence on Nnamdi Kanu’s escape Ekweremadu set to dump PDP for APC Christian lawyers, others allege genocide in Plateau Ogun guber crisis: Amosun accuses Tinubu, Osoba, Oshiomhole of fraud Buhari gives APC marching orders to take over Kwara from Saraki Spokesman kicks as APC releases song entitled ‘Atiku is a thief’

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (409,148 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (383,690 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (316,110 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (259,694 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (238,519 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (225,022 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (204,923 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (186,357 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (171,233 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (166,410 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (162,095 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (149,776 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (70) Business & Economy (3,703) Business Verdict (52) Columnists (949) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (561) Features (660) Global Business Monitor (305) International (2,568) Interview (165) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (145) News (39,849) Opinion (1,127) Pidgin (13) Politics (7,364) Religion (885) Sports (1,740) Stock Watch (35) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

NLNG Prize for Literature 2018

Zenith Zero Balance

CBN banner

Firstmobile banner

 

 

 

NEWS EXPRESS TV

LIBYA vs NIGERIA 2-3 Goals Highlights

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement