LAX airport suffers brief power outage; dozens of flights delayed
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) suffered a power outage due to a ‘power bump’ around 19:00 local time on November 1, 2021. More than 30 flights were delayed due to the outage. Terminal 6 of the airport was the area most affected, as sirens went off shortly after power went out.
Passengers at the scene told local media that parts of the airport appeared to be running only on backup generators, enough to provide power to emergency lights.
LAX Airport confirmed that Terminal 6 was indeed running on backup power, and also acknowledged the flight delays caused by the power outage.
Terminal 6 is on backup power but remains impacted by tonight's power issues, including flight delays. If you are traveling from T6 please check your flight status with your airline. Crews are working to restore power fully.— LAX Airport (@flyLAXairport) November 2, 2021
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) were sent to LAX immediately to investigate the cause of the power outage. LAX Airport also advised that the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) had a traffic management program put in place to reroute flights headed to LAX at the time of the outage.
The FAA has a traffic management program in place for some flights headed to LAX due to the power issues this evening. Check your flight status with your airline in case of delays and allow extra time.— LAX Airport (@flyLAXairport) November 2, 2021
After about two hours since the power went off, LAX Airport announced that the airport is back online, including Terminal 6.
All power at LAX is back online, including Terminal 6. We thank all our guests for their patience tonight.— LAX Airport (@flyLAXairport) November 2, 2021
This is the second incident to occur at LAX in less than a week. On October 28, 2021, false reports of an active gun shooter caused a stampede of hundreds of passengers in Terminal 1 of the airport. There were no reported injuries, and one person was detained by local police.
Per police at the scene there is no threat and no active shooter at LAX. Police have one person in custody and there are no reports of injuries. The FAA continues to hold traffic on the ground but should resume shortly. Follow us for more.— LAX Airport (@flyLAXairport) October 29, 2021
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