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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 (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1563 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.

http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2008/mar/05/e6radarweb/

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User currently offlineAirTranTUS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1468 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 offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 22731 posts, RR: 20
Reply 2, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1338 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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