Simple Flying - Steven Walker

The disruption led to delays, cancelations, and mid-air U-turns for airlines across the world.

One of the busiest airports in the US was hit by a major power outage on Thursday, February 16th. Flights arriving and departing from Terminal 1 at New York John F. Kenney Airport (JFK) were disrupted throughout the evening, and the terminal is expected to remain closed on Friday.

On Twitter, the airport confirmed that "the power outage was caused by an electrical panel failure, which also caused a small isolated fire overnight that was immediately extinguished."

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