Power restored to luggage system at JFK airport after outage

(AP) -- Power has been restored to a luggage screening system at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport hours into a partial power outage at a terminal. Full power is expected to be restored

News 12 Staff

Aug 17, 2016, 5:44 AM

Updated 2,832 days ago

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Power restored to luggage system at JFK airport after outage
(AP) -- Power has been restored to a luggage screening system at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport hours into a partial power outage at a terminal.
Full power is expected to be restored soon to the terminal, where a false report of gunfire caused an evacuation over the weekend.
Fort Worth, Texas-based American Airlines operates Terminal 8. It says escalators and elevators are out of service but power has been restored to its checked-bag screening system.
The airline said Tuesday night it hoped to have full power restored within hours. It says the problem was caused by a transformer that failed Tuesday afternoon.
A report of gunfire at the terminal led to chaos Sunday. Authorities are exploring the possibility loud cheering after Usain (yoo-SAYN') Bolt's Olympic 100-meter dash victory prompted the panic.


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