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Blackout at the airport of Puerto Plata

It was dark on Tuesday December 30 at 8 AM until the afternoon at Gregorio Luperón International Airport, due to an alleged failure occurred in one of the electrical cables that supply the airport terminal with electricity. The emergency plant had not been turned on until after 12 noon, although many administrative operations have been done without mishap.
A power failure like this is considered inconceivable at an airport. It was the first time that such a prolonged blackout is recorded without a contingency plan at the international airport of Puerto Plata. The company Dominican Airports Century XXI (Aerodom), declared in a statement that the disruption in the energy service at Gregorio Luperón International Airport (AIGL) was due to a fault in one of the electrical transmission cables feeding the passengers terminal, at the same time they clarified that the terminal by being connected to separate circuits, no major systems of communications or navigation aids were affected by the blackout, so that the safety of air operations and passengers was not compromised.

Source: Sosua News

Category: DR News |

  1. Samson

    Well it was good to know that safety was not compromised but was it preventable? Was it a maintenance problem?

    It does not look good for an international airport to be blacked out whatever the cause. What is to prevent a much more serious blackout?

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