In what has become a recurring theme of 2017, a key piece of Atlanta broke down in spectacular fashion on Sunday.
A fire, possibly caused by an equipment failure Sunday afternoon, caused an hours-long black out at the airport, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported. Because Atlanta’s airport is the busiest in the world, the power outage caused hundreds of flight cancellations, according to NBC news. That could potentially have ripple effects throughout the busy holiday travel week ahead as passengers reschedule their flights.
The AJC published an FAQ for passengers. To read it, click here.
The outage left passengers stuck on planes for hours and created some unusual scenes Sunday.
Georgia Power released the following statement on the failure. Many have asked why the redundant systems didn’t kick in to keep the airport running after the fire. GA power said the fire affected several substations serving the airport. The exact cause of the fire isn’t known.