IAD51FL From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 354 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2240 times:
May want to add "Transformer" to your title to clarify a little more. A power transformer blew about 5:00pm causing power outages around the airport. CO2497 was taking off when it started, Capt advised saw a large blue arc, then alot of sparks. Apparantly its right at the end of the runway.
Enjoying the view of KIAH approach end of 27. 29.9758015, -95.2695694
CO777ER From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 691 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2101 times:
My family was at the airport when it happened. From what they have said, it was pure chaos. Also, i've heard that the explosion of the transformer made a "mini mushroom" cloud. (not a nuke, don't start the conspiracies.)
Anyways, the checkin for terminal C had little walking room, as there were thousands of people stuck in their waiting to get put on a standby list.