Power outage at the nation’s busiest airport is restored on late Sunday night. This arrived after the airport stranded thousands of individuals and grounded over 1,500 flights. Atlanta airport – Hartsfield-Jackson, resulted in a power outage at around 1 p.m. on Sunday. A group including Airport personnel, Atlanta Fire and Rescue officials and Georgia Power staff arrived at the scene to set the complication.
The power lack forced to halt the flights. However, Delta, a huge hub operation in Atlanta canceled 900 Sunday flights and further 300 on Monday. Another 48 flights received a diversion call to land at other airports. 300 flights, mostly are inbound flights and they expected flight schedule will become normal by Monday afternoon.
Power Outage at Atlanta Airport:
At 11.45 p.m. the power had restored at Atlanta airport to carry out all airport activities. Inbound flight passengers stuck on their planes for hours together. Air Traffic Control System Command Center of FAA stated 80 airways parked on taxiways. A statement released by Georgia power after Monday midnight says, “a piece of Georgia Power switchgear located in an underground electrical facility could have failed and started a fire” that was “located adjacent to redundant circuit cables and switching mechanisms serving the airport.”
The reason remained a mystery of power outage but a security sweep continued. Atlanta police tried to get everyone out of the Atlanta airport. However, the outage impacted several areas in the airport. Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport sends jets to almost 150 domestic places and to more than 75 international destinations.
The airport is one of the busiest in the world. However, on an average, 275,000 passengers will pass through the terminals every day and 2,500 flights arrive and depart every day.