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IAD Control Tower Evacuated  
User currently offlineBohica From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2885 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 3275 times:

I just heard it on Channel 7 in Washington, DC. Apparently smoke from a nearby construction site.


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User currently offlineRDUDDJI From Lesotho, joined Jun 2004, 1864 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3080 times:

I the ATCSCC issued a ZDC1 GS during that timeframe. I thought they had moved to the new ATCT already? I guess not. Article says there were 4 people taken to the hospital? You gotta be kidding me...

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User currently offlinePizzaandplanes From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2895 times:

Can someone provide a picture of the backup facility?

User currently offlineContrails From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1845 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2607 times:

According to the Washington Post (link below) the fumes caused the tower to close at 10:00AM. Three controllers and a supervisor went to a hospital. The other controllers went to the ground operations tower, where they stayed until about 1:00PM. There were delays up to 30 minutes for arriving and departing flights from 10:00AM to 1:00PM.


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