Skip to comments.Power outage at Atlanta airport causes 'pandemonium,' grounds flights
Posted on 12/17/2017 2:43:30 PM PST by metmom
A complete power outage at the nations busiest airport, the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, grounded flights Sunday afternoon, threatening to cause a holiday travel nightmare for fliers across the country just over a week before Christmas.
Airport officials said in a news release the power outage has forced the Federal Aviation Administration to suspend outgoing flights and implement a "ground stop" for incoming flights, which "means that flights headed to Atlanta are held on the ground at their departure airport."
International flights will be diverted to land at other airports, U.S. Customs and Border Protection tweeted.
Atlanta Airport tweeted that reports the outage was caused by a construction crew which cut a power line was "NOT confirmed," and added: "We are working with @GeorgiaPower to identify and fix ASAP." The outage happened just after 1 p.m. on Sunday, according to airport officials.
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Sure doesn’t look to be weather related...
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Started ~1pm and is ongoing
Way back in my Drum Corps days in the ‘80s, we used to go to an abandoned parking area at that airport, spray paint a football field, and did our rehearsals there. With the old control tower in the background. I don’t know if we had permission or not, but nobody bothered us or told us to leave.
A major airport hub doesn’t have back up power? They may want to google microgrid.
To quote the announcer, I recommend you rebook on Tuesday as it will take days for us to get out of this mess,
I’m sooo glad I cancelled the Christmas flight I had to Cal. that was scheduled through Hartsfield this month. Now I get to stay at home with my dogs.
major airlines JetBlue, Delta Airlines, United Airlines, Southwest and American Airlines have canceled all flights for the remainder of the day. An official with American Airlines told Jaquez evacuations are underway at the airport.
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My daughter was flying east to Atlanta from BHM to catch a flight west. Just HAPPENED to be in layover mode when the power went out. They boarded anyway and delayed the flight after it left the gate. After an hour the flight was canceled, and the plane has remained parked on the tarmac since.
Last text said that they would be deplaning soon.
Trumps fault - for the Jerusalem thing doncha know.
After 5 hours with no power,
officials have now decided to evacuate the airport.
It looks like the tower (The tower! Rapunzel, Rapunzel!) had backup power and I assume the runways have backup power as well.
If you have to be someplace on time, drive.
With all the excuses being made, it could very well be something that simple....
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