SonomaFlyer
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San Diego Airport Affected By Power Out

Fri Sep 09, 2011 12:12 am

There is a massive power outage in Southern California.

SAN is shut down completely. Power is out through out Southern California (San Diego County) and extending eastwards. Power is also reported out in parts of Arizona and New Mexico.

Check before going to airports in SoCal.

http://www.cbs8.com/story/15422811/p...reports-of-outages-in-mexico-az-nm

Update: A transmission line between Arizona and California failed causing a number of power stations to go offline (including San Onofre Nuclear Plant). There is no estimate on restoration but likely several hours at a minimum. Parts of Riverside and San Bernadino Counties as well as southern Orange County affected. No word if SNA or ONT were affected as of yet.

[Edited 2011-09-08 17:18:56]
 
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Fri Sep 09, 2011 12:31 am

Southern California stretches from Santa Barbara south. This thread title should be reworked as it's more "San Diego Area Power Out" than anything. SoCal power (region) is not out...
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San Diego Airport Affected By Power Out

Fri Sep 09, 2011 12:46 am

Quoting SonomaFlyer (Thread starter):
SAN is shut down completely.

SAN is not currently shut down, however it will be at 0200Z. Currently major delays.
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San Diego Airport Affected By Power Out

Fri Sep 09, 2011 12:48 am

Yeah apparently two major transmissions lines out in the desert went off line, followed by San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station going into an autoshut down.

From the local news:

Quote:

More than 1.4 million customers lost power during a blackout in the San Diego area, and utility officials said power might not be fully restored until Friday.

San Diego Gas and Electric said the outage appears to have originated in Arizona and that the agency is working with power officials to bring the power back. Officials said the outages extended across entire San Diego County and into Arizona and Baja California.

The loss of power led to a shutdown of two reactors at the San Onofre nuclear power plant.
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San Diego Airport Affected By Power Out

Fri Sep 09, 2011 1:12 am

Power is out all over desert Southern California, as far east as Yuma, Arizona. Northern Baja area in Mexico is also without power. Apparently, people are nervous that the power outage is terrorism related, despite reports that it is NOT!

Source: http://www.azcentral.com/news/articl...0110908san-diego-power-outage.html

Queue the electronics and liquor store looting in three, two, one.........  devil 

[Edited 2011-09-08 18:15:53]
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San Diego Airport Affected By Power Out

Fri Sep 09, 2011 1:18 am

Here is the LA Times web pages on this: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/blackout/

Here is another article, noting that inbound flights to Lindberg field are continuing, but outbounds are not going.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44446563...san-diego-hit-major-power-failure/

It appears that it hit about 3:40 PM PDT, covering San Diego, and much of southernmost California as well as parts Orange County as well as certain areas of AZ and part of Baja California State, Mexico. It is believe that power lines failed from the north and Arizona. It triggered a shutdown of a nuke plant there and snarled local rush hour traffic. Full power to the affected region may not be back until tomorrow (Friday).

Is there any furher details as to flight ops in the region?
 
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San Diego Airport Affected By Power Out

Fri Sep 09, 2011 1:28 am

SNA and SAN are both on ground stops no power to move jetways but control towers and ils on backup power but terminals are running slow tsa check points have no power ..enjoy wnfg
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San Diego Airport Affected By Power Out

Fri Sep 09, 2011 1:29 am

SAN tower is operating on back up power atm. All terminal areas have no power (including TSA screening), there is no back up power for those areas. Passengers at SAN are being informed departues are cancelled until further notice. Looks like flights inbound are diverting with possible exception of BA 273 and a handful of others.

[Edited 2011-09-08 18:34:05]
 
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Fri Sep 09, 2011 1:41 am

WN has canceled all flights to and from SAN for the rest of the day trying to get a update on SNA enjoy wnfg
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San Diego Airport Affected By Power Out

Fri Sep 09, 2011 2:18 am

As of 0215Z we are still moving aircraft. Not sure how long that will last though. So much for the announcement about closing at 0200Z.
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San Diego Airport Affected By Power Out

Fri Sep 09, 2011 2:56 am

I see DL 245 JFK-SAN diverting to ONT.
 
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San Diego Airport Affected By Power Out

Fri Sep 09, 2011 3:15 am

Quoting wnflyguy (Reply 6):
SNA and SAN are both on ground stops no power to move jetways but control towers and ils on backup power but terminals are running slow tsa check points have no power ..enjoy wnfg

You might have gone cross-eyes for a minute, however SNA - Orange County is operating just fine. No power issues, and no FAA ground stops.

Matter of fact they even inform such on their website

Normal operations under way. We have experienced no interruptions due to power outages.
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San Diego Airport Affected By Power Out

Fri Sep 09, 2011 3:57 am

BA's LHR flight arrived as scheduled but the return flight was delayed until 1700 tomorrow (9 Sep). The assumption is power will be restored by morning. ONT and SNA thankfully seem unaffected and ONT has taken some diversions.
 
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San Diego Airport Affected By Power Out

Fri Sep 09, 2011 5:05 am

Quoting ltbewr (Reply 5):
Is there any furher details as to flight ops in the region?

The one phone call that did reach me (phone lines were jammed this afternoon) was from AA canceling my 6:20am flight to ORD (and my entire trip w/o pay). Luckily Verizon Wireless got its cell site near my house back up and running and I was able to "trip trade" to make up the lost pay --using power inverter in car to run small electronics. Virtually everything is shutdown in San Diego area. Great way to reacquaint with your neighbors though. Everybody outside.... playing.
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San Diego Airport Affected By Power Out

Fri Sep 09, 2011 5:15 am

All WN flights at SAN are cancelled after 645p local. SNA operating normally.
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San Diego Airport Affected By Power Out

Fri Sep 09, 2011 5:38 am

Talked to friends at SNA power went out for like 10 min before the airport went up on back up power..my house on other hand was with out power from 330ish until 515ish some random street lights still out..enjoy wnfg  
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San Diego Airport Affected By Power Out

Fri Sep 09, 2011 5:42 am

I live in the Little Italy neighborhood of San Diego, and can see the runway from my balcony. Planes were definitely landing after 3:40 p.m. and all through the evening. Curiously, despite the announcement that all departing flights had been suspended, I have seen a number of planes departing this evening, after sunset, including several belonging to SWA, an AA commuter jet (I think it was AA) and a delta plane. I suppose the airlines are just trying to move the planes out of SAN so their networks can continue operating??

I imagine SAN must look pretty crowded with all those planes parked about!

As an aside, I just walked my dog along the harbor at 10:00pm. With the exception of one or two towers, not a light can be seen in any downtown high rise buildings. It's almost a full moon tonight and walking in the moonlight with the towers dark and empty was a beautiful, but somewhat eerie sight. I kept waiting for the zombies to pop out of the vegetation. And for the first time I think in the 20 years I've lived in San Diego -- I looked skywards and saw a sky filled with stars! A once in a lifetime experience.
 
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San Diego Airport Affected By Power Out

Fri Sep 09, 2011 5:50 am

As of 10:45 pm, power in the central part of San Diego came back up. I guess that includes
SAN.
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San Diego Airport Affected By Power Out

Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:15 am

Quoting ltbewr (Reply 5):
Is there any furher details as to flight ops in the region?
Quoting SANMAN66 (Reply 18):
As of 10:45 pm, power in the central part of San Diego came back up. I guess that includes
SAN.

Listening to the local radio it was announced that there will probably be delays or cancellations to the early morning departures. I drove by the airport about 11:00PM and did see a private jet land that was about it.

The news report says 5 million people lost power in all the affected areas.
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/nati...a_arizona_and_mexico_a.html?r=news

The good news is that our power just came back on about 40 mins ago in Otay Ranch section or Chula Vista. Some areas in the SD metro have power back but it could be tommorow night when everyone is restored.

The blackout is suspected to be caused by operator error
http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Hum...kout/5374082/story.html?id=5374082

[Edited 2011-09-09 01:28:00]
 
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RE: San Diego Airport Affected By Power Out

Fri Sep 09, 2011 10:04 am

Quoting JAAlbert (Reply 16):
And for the first time I think in the 20 years I've lived in San Diego -- I looked skywards and saw a sky filled with stars! A once in a lifetime experience.

It must have looked really strange to see that--even stranger to see Tijuana completely dark!

I can't tell you how happy I was to have left SAN at 12p Thursday afternoon! Missed all of the fun. Though it was beautiful weather yesterday--a perfect night to be outside.
 
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RE: San Diego Airport Affected By Power Out

Fri Sep 09, 2011 2:23 pm

The aircraft departing from 1600 or so onward were ferry flights to allow these empty aircraft to re-position. The airlines will be working to get things back to normal today.
 
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RE: San Diego Airport Affected By Power Out

Fri Sep 09, 2011 2:33 pm

Quoting chrisair (Reply 19):


I can't tell you how happy I was to have left SAN at 12p Thursday afternoon! Missed all of the fun. Though it was beautiful weather yesterday--a perfect night to be outside.

Yeah, I flew to Vegas at 9:30am so I missed all the "fun". Hope I can get back this afternoon...
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RE: San Diego Airport Affected By Power Out

Fri Sep 09, 2011 2:56 pm

I noticed last night and still this morning that there is no mention of the "problem" on SAN.org (the airport's website.) I would have maybe expected them to have figured out a way -- generator at SAN that the webmaster could tap into, or someone out of the area with the abitlilty to work on the site? -- to put some sort of advisory out warning people... I wonder if this might cause webmasters everywhere to make some adjustments so sites can be serviced out-of-area in case their hometown is affected like this. (Or maybe most already have such abilities in place?)

In any case, must have been an interesting place to be Thursday afternoon and night -- and today, judging by the flight status info on SAN.org today!

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RE: San Diego Airport Affected By Power Out

Fri Sep 09, 2011 4:56 pm

Quoting SANFan (Reply 22):

I don't think the airport needed anything on their website. I think anyone who did have a flight out of SAN checked with their airline as soon as they found out it was the entire county.

I know some Verizon customers could not use their phone at all around 4:30 pm yesterday and I lost my signal around 7:45 pm.

The airport authority did a nice job of keeping everyone informed by radio, which was the best way to communicate yesterday and last night.
 
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RE: San Diego Airport Affected By Power Out

Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:08 pm

Being a San Diego resident. Infact, I live under the approach path of 27. It was quite a surprise come night time to ACTUALLY SEE STARS!! lol. From what I gathered, the airport ran very slowly, but were able to get departures out from what I saw from my balcony.

Im just glad SDGE were able to get power restored around 0100lcl
 
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RE: San Diego Airport Affected By Power Out

Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:51 pm

Quoting 777ord (Reply 24):
Being a San Diego resident. Infact, I live under the approach path of 27. It was quite a surprise come night time to ACTUALLY SEE STARS!! lol. From what I gathered, the airport ran very slowly, but were able to get departures out from what I saw from my balcony.

Im just glad SDGE were able to get power restored around 0100lcl

Seeing stars was awesome. Luckily this turned out to be a minor disruption.

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RE: San Diego Airport Affected By Power Out

Fri Sep 09, 2011 9:07 pm

Driving around the gas stations are still packed here in Eastlake.
 
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RE: San Diego Airport Affected By Power Out

Sat Sep 10, 2011 6:34 am

Quoting C767P (Reply 23):
I don't think the airport needed anything on their website. I think anyone who did have a flight out of SAN checked with their airline as soon as they found out it was the entire county.
I know some Verizon customers could not use their phone at all around 4:30 pm yesterday and I lost my signal around 7:45 pm.
The airport authority did a nice job of keeping everyone informed by radio, which was the best way to communicate yesterday and last night.

P, I was thinking more about out-of-towners instead of San Diegans. If I lived in Memphis and was heading for San Diego Thursday evening, and was hearing what the news media in TN was saying about the situation, I might be inclined to check the airport site (in addition to checking with the airline of course.) Maybe that's just me though.

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RE: San Diego Airport Affected By Power Out

Mon Sep 12, 2011 2:25 am

SAN also did a good job with the SANAlerts via text, twitter and Facebook. Combined with the fact they were on every network (even CNN). I also think people would first check their airline (even in Tennessee) before thinking to go to the airport site. The airport was saying check with your airline anyway.
 
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RE: San Diego Airport Affected By Power Out

Tue Sep 13, 2011 12:56 am

Quoting irelayer (Reply 25):
Seeing stars was awesome.

Stars? I live in LA. The only stars we see are the ones with the over-inflated egos.
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