Power Outage at American’s Terminal 8 at JFK Causes Delays

By Paul Riegler on 16 August 2016
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An aircraft on taxi to T8

An aircraft on taxi to T8

NEW YORK—A power outage at Terminal 8 at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, operated by American Airlines, caused delays for some passengers on Monday.

The outage took place at 1:50 p.m. local time. After workers managed to restore power, there was a partial blackout. Power has since been fully restored and American reported that its systems are fully up and running.

The problem stopped escalators and elevators in the terminal from operating and affected some baggage screening equipment.

This is the second time Terminal 8 has been in the news this week as it was evacuated Sunday night after false reports of shots fired within the terminal, something that was later attributed to loud clapping and applause for the Olympics, which were being shown on televisions throughout the facility.

Delays, however, at JFK continue, albeit due to thunderstorms in the region. The FAA currently reports delays of up to one hour 14 minutes on departing flights at JFK as of 9 p.m. EDT.

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