Power outage shatters Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport

Almost 11 hours after a power blackout incapacitated the world's busiest airplane terminal, Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International recovered its power late Sunday night. The lights glinted on in a matter of seconds before midnight, following a debilitating day for travelers, that had left thousands stranded in dull terminals and on planes sitting in the landing area. A ground stop in Atlanta disturbed air to traverse the United States and prompted cancelations of more than 1,000 flights all through the air terminal.

Almost 11 hours after a power blackout incapacitated the world’s busiest airplane terminal, Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International recovered its power late Sunday night. The lights glinted on in a matter of seconds before midnight, following a debilitating day for travelers, that had left thousands stranded in dull terminals and on planes sitting in the landing area. A ground stop in Atlanta disturbed air to traverse the United States and prompted cancelations of more than 1,000 flights all through the air terminal.

How It All Started

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The blackout, which influenced all air terminal operations, began with a fire in a Georgia Power underground electrical office, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed said. The electrical fire’s force harmed two substations serving the airplane terminal, including the air terminal’s “redundant system” that ought to have given reinforcement control.

Flight Cancelation

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Atlanta is the core of the US air transport system, and the interruption prompted 1,173 flight cancelations to and from the air terminal, as per flight following administration FlightAware.

Panic Among The People

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Individuals utilized flashlights on their phone to see where they were going, said traveler Heather Kerwin, an Atlanta occupant headed for New York. There were a couple of emergency lights on, however, it was extremely dull, felt totally apocalyptic.

Help Which Was Provided To Passengers

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The city of Atlanta opened the Georgia International Convention Center and offered shuttle services there for stranded travelers who required a place to remain for the night. Chick-fil-A provided food to travelers, in spite of the fact that the chain is shut on Sundays. Click next.