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Power outage cripples Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson airport

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posted on Dec, 17 2017 @ 04:31 PM
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posted on Dec, 17 2017 @ 04:33 PM
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a reply to: ausername


Godzilla!!!



posted on Dec, 17 2017 @ 05:00 PM
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Tweet from somebody caught on one of the inbound planes:

2 hours???? We’ve been sitting stuck in this plane since 12:40 ... coming up on 4 hours.

All the food and alcohol is gone. And zero communication. We’re parked near I-75 on the east side of the airport.

Pilot said it would be hours before we get a gate and can deplane.


I'd be going crazy about now...

-dex



posted on Dec, 17 2017 @ 05:04 PM
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Can't blame the grid for an idiot cutting a line.



posted on Dec, 17 2017 @ 05:08 PM
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a reply to: DexterRiley

At 4 hours the passengers should be allowed to pop the chutes and deplane. Penalty for excessive crap.



posted on Dec, 17 2017 @ 05:20 PM
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originally posted by: FissionSurplus
a reply to: Hypntick

Hard to believe that a contractor cut a line on a SUNDAY, when it's raining. I just don't buy it. Something much worse is wrong and everything is at a standstill until they can figure it out....or stop it.....whatever it is.



That's the thing. It was reported that a pilot was told (by whom I am not sure) that the line had been cut (official preliminary story?), but now they say they do not know the cause, which is very hard to believe, unless it's something deep within the system (software) itself that they can't pinpoint.

And if they're evacuating...

Or unless it's something worse they don't want to say.

Doesn't make sense.



posted on Dec, 17 2017 @ 05:21 PM
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originally posted by: roadgravel
a reply to: DexterRiley

At 4 hours the passengers should be allowed to pop the chutes and deplane. Penalty for excessive crap.



Another person tweeted that one plane did let the passengers off. They used the back exit. I guess that it was probably an emergency. If they don't get this resolved soon there are going to be a lot more emergencies.

-dex



posted on Dec, 17 2017 @ 05:33 PM
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originally posted by: Liquesence

originally posted by: FissionSurplus
a reply to: Hypntick

Hard to believe that a contractor cut a line on a SUNDAY, when it's raining. I just don't buy it. Something much worse is wrong and everything is at a standstill until they can figure it out....or stop it.....whatever it is.



That's the thing. It was reported that a pilot was told (by whom I am not sure) that the line had been cut (official preliminary story?), but now they say they do not know the cause, which is very hard to believe, unless it's something deep within the system (software) itself that they can't pinpoint.

And if they're evacuating...

Or unless it's something worse they don't want to say.

Doesn't make sense.


I'm beginning to believe that it is something deep within the system. Maybe some kind of control system problem. But I don't think it should take this long to find the problem and fix it. Unless somebody hacked the computer system...

-dex



posted on Dec, 17 2017 @ 05:46 PM
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a reply to: incoserv

Something is amist, no cameras working, have family sitting on runway been there 4 hours but they are getting food so they say...



posted on Dec, 17 2017 @ 05:52 PM
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For those of us that have had the unfortunate experience of traveling through that airport, I vote for:

~General technical incompetence



posted on Dec, 17 2017 @ 05:54 PM
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There are now claims of an 'electrical fire', with smoke in one of the terminals. That would NOT explain all the generators not working, and them having to jimmy the electric doors so some people could step outside. The cell phone service is very spotty at best. Computers are completely down.

Something serious has occurred and they are doing their best to keep a lid on it, while hundreds are trapped inside with no heat and no food.



posted on Dec, 17 2017 @ 05:56 PM
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There is a report of heavy black smoke pouring out of the back of the F concourse terminal.
Fire trucks lined up between the E concourse and F concourse according to the same report.
This conflicts with the reports of a simple line outage.

Could be the diesel backup system failed in a bad way.

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posted on Dec, 17 2017 @ 05:58 PM
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Maybe the repair work/work around went amiss and now it's on fire.



posted on Dec, 17 2017 @ 06:10 PM
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Breaking911‏Verified account @Breaking911 1m1 minute ago More
BREAKING UPDATE: Georgia Power says fire caused “extensive damage” to underground facility, causing major outage at Atlanta airport; cause unknown


They are saying it will be at least midnight before power is restored.



posted on Dec, 17 2017 @ 06:14 PM
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a reply to: EchoesInTime

Where are all the reporters normally on-site during events of this magnitude?

Too many stories being spun, that make no sense at all.

Des



posted on Dec, 17 2017 @ 06:19 PM
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twitter.com...

Georgia Power news release.

It seems like it's being downplayed, but an "extensive" unknown fire is suspicious. Could be sabatoge.



posted on Dec, 17 2017 @ 06:31 PM
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It was just reported that the exits to the airport are closed.

That's even more suspicious.



posted on Dec, 17 2017 @ 06:32 PM
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originally posted by: Destinyone
a reply to: EchoesInTime

Where are all the reporters normally on-site during events of this magnitude?

Too many stories being spun, that make no sense at all.

Des



If I recall, there was one from WSB there earlier. But the airport is shut down. Exits to the airport are closed down. No one can get there.



posted on Dec, 17 2017 @ 06:35 PM
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Extensive fire in an underground facility that connects to all of the other substations serving the airport. That's a nice single point of failure.

Maybe somebody popped a manhole cover and dropped in a pipe bomb.


Power not going to be restored until midnight. By that time people on some of those planes will have been stranded there for over 12 hours!

-dex



posted on Dec, 17 2017 @ 06:37 PM
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Looks like they are trying to contain a virus.

Cut the power suddenly to stop all activity, prevent people from coming in or going out.

That's a "containment operation" underway.




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