A massive power outage at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport caused more than 1,000 flight cancellations Sunday, disrupting flights for travelers from around the world. Were you affected by the outage. Many are still asking what happened?
Georgia Power suspects equipment failure caused airport fire, outage.
Georgia Power said it believes a failure of its equipment may have started a fire that led to a massive power outage at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport causing more than 1,000 flight cancellations Sunday, disrupting flights for travelers from around the world.
“While evaluation of the incident is ongoing, Georgia Power believes that a piece of Georgia Power switchgear located in an underground electrical facility could have failed and started a fire,” Georgia Power said in a written statement overnight after the power was restored. “This fire was located adjacent to redundant circuit cables and switching mechanisms serving the airport and those cables were damaged, resulting in the outage and loss of redundant service methods.”
Georgia Power said the incident affected the underground facilities as well as substations serving the airport.