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Second Update on Atlanta Airport Incident
11 June ,2013

News Release
June 11, 2013


Reese McCranie
(404) 886-2334
reese.mccranie@atlanta-airport.com


Update on Atlanta Airport Incident

At approximately 8:40 a.m. today, there was a small electrical explosion due to a mechanical failure of a system running power to Concourse D at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport. The incident occurred near Gate D 21 at an isolated lower level maintenance shop away from any passenger areas. Atlanta Fire and Rescue responded to the scene immediately and temporarily evacuated passengers on the north side of the concourse. There were no reported injuries, and there was no fire.

The exact cause of the failure is currently under investigation, and inspectors will be closely reviewing the system this evening to determine a cause.

Around 35 flights were impacted with an average delay of thirty minutes. Two flights were cancelled.

At 11:29 a.m., operations were fully restored.

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