Boeing757/767 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 2269 posts, RR: 2 Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2357 times:
Here's more from the AP:
Power Blackout Disrupts Air Traffic At LAX
Flghts Being Held
POSTED: 10:31 am PDT April 12, 2004
UPDATED: 10:40 am PDT April 12, 2004
LOS ANGELES -- A total power outage in the Los Angeles International Airport tower disrupted air travel Monday, a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman said.
All radar, radios and telephones -- essentially everything that controllers use to communicate with aircraft and other control facilities -- was hit by the blackout at 9:40 a.m, FAA spokesman Donn Walker said. Even the lights went out.
Los Angeles-bound aircraft were being held on the ground at their departure points and flights out of Los Angeles International were being held at the airport, Walker said.