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MEM Shutdown Due To Cut Phone Lines.  
User currently offlineMEMbase From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 64 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2140 times:

According to The Commercial Appeal, a contractor accidently cut a phone line in the control tower's basement, severing communications with Memphis Center (in a facility located elsewhere on airport property).

All departures were stopped from 4-5pm, but delays seemed to be continuing after 6. FX dayside (postal) operations appeared to be impacted.

Here's the complete article.


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User currently offlineAirTranTUS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2045 times:

MEM seems to have bad luck with this sort of thing. At least they fixed it quickly this time. I bet there's nothing like expecting a handoff and not getting it.

User currently onlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 24553 posts, RR: 22
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1915 times:

Quoting AirTranTUS (Reply 1):
MEM seems to have bad luck with this sort of thing.

Indeed, and I feel like the last outage ZME (that's Memphis Center, right?) was also due to a cut phone line.

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