MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Atlanta Fire Rescue Department said that all flights in the Atlanta airport in Georgia, US were canceled over power failure, prompting evacuation of passengers.
"All flights at @ATLairport have been cancelled. Airport officials working hard to get passengers off planes and out of the terminals. Power is reportedly back on in the "F" International Concourse," the Fire Department posted on Twitter.
*Update* All flights at @ATLairport have been cancelled. Airport officials working hard to get passengers off planes and out of the terminals. Power is reportedly back on in the "F" International Concourse.— Atlanta Fire Rescue (@ATLFireRescue) 18 декабря 2017 г.
UPDATE: #CBP officers remaining on duty at @ATLairport clearing International passengers at F-Concourse. The diversion plan of other International flights destined for #Atlanta continues with those aircraft landing at other airports. #AtlAirport #poweroutage— CBP Southeast (@CBPSoutheast) 18 декабря 2017 г.
"#FAA will retain normal staffing in the Air Traffic Control Tower at @ATLairport throughout the night. Air traffic controllers will be ready to handle flights as soon as they resume," the FAA wrote on its Twitter page.
One of the world's busiest airports, the Hartsfield-Jackson international Airport, lost electricity on Sunday leaving some passengers trapped inside terminals and planes, according to media reports. The outage was reportedly caused by a fire that damaged underground electrical system.