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Substation Fire At DCA Results In A Ground Stop?  
User currently offlineaussieindc From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 437 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2687 times:

Hi All,

A friend has just landed at DCA and has advised that due to an earlier Substation fire, arriving flights are having to sit on the tarmac while the remnants of a ground stop disapate.

Can't find any info other than a couple of messages on Flyer Talk. Anyone know anything more?

Cheers,
Aussieindc

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User currently offlineMCO2BRS From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2007, 539 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2638 times:

A friend of mine was at DCA a couple of hours ago and said that the power was out across the airport, not sure if that means to just the terminal, or the whole property.

Cheers

MCO 2 BRS


User currently offlinecontrails From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1832 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2392 times:

The power failure was confined to terminals B and C, and it affected outgoing AA, DL, UA, and US flights. I didn't hear anything about inbound flights being delayed. I checked the FAA delay site several times, but it kept showing DCA as having no delays. The media said delays at the ticket counters continued throughout the day, but the security checkpoints weren't affected.

The failure was caused by a fire at a nearby electrical sub-station.

For some reason power failures happen at DCA on a regular basis.



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User currently offlinercair1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2009, 1308 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (4 years 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2283 times:
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Quoting contrails (Reply 2):
For some reason power failures happen at DCA on a regular basis

It is all the power the Senators and Congress critters suck when inflating their egos....  



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User currently offlineSPREE34 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 2241 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (4 years 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2273 times:

Quoting contrails (Reply 2):
I checked the FAA delay site several times, but it kept showing DCA as having no delays

Do they publish non ATC or weather delays?



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