Ground Stoppages in Fort Lauderdale and Miami Cause Flight Delays
Photo: Miami International Airport (Photo Credit: Thinkstock)
On Thursday, a radar equipment outage caused flight delays at both Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport and Miami International Airport in Florida.
According to WTSP.com, a power outage at the Miami Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON) resulted in a ground stop for two hours at the Fort Lauderdale and Miami airports, as well as several other smaller facilities in South Florida.
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport spokesman Greg Meyer told the Sun Sentinel that flights had been delayed about an hour and that an estimated 65 flights were affected. Delays were also reported at Miami International Airport.
After Federal Aviation Administration technicians fixed the radar equipment outage, flights in and out of Fort Lauderdale and Miami once again started taking off and landing at around 12:45 p.m. local time.
Only 22 flights were still delayed at Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport and another 27 flights were delayed at Miami International Airport as of 3:30 p.m. ET, via FlightAware.com.
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