Flights Delayed at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport After Power Cut

Flights were delayed and passengers were left sitting in darkness following a power cut at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport on Wednesday, August 15.

This video was captured by eyewitness Errington Thompson.
It shows airline passengers sitting in a darkened terminal building after the power outage.
In the clip, an airport announcer can be heard saying; “There is a fire emergency in the building, please evacuate”, but there were no indications that people had been asked to evacuate the terminal.

At 9.
50 pm local time, an airport spokesperson said: “We are aware of an airport wide power outage and investigating.
Updates to follow.

At 10.
35pm, the spokesperson tweeted photos of parts of the airport with lighting, saying: “Generator backup power is providing lighting to several areas of the terminal.
Updates to follow.

At 11.
13pm, the spokesperson said power had been restored at the airport, tweeting: “Power is restored to the airport and systems are coming back online.
Some flights may be delayed.
Thank you for your patience.
” Credit: Errington Thompson via Storyful

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