[SystemSafety] power failure at Belgocontrol

From: Gergely Buday < >
Date: Wed, 27 May 2015 20:51:33 +0200


From the news:

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What happened this morning?

At 9:45AM, power went down at Belgocontrol. Flights preparing for landing at that very moment were still allowed to ground on the strip. All other flights were redirected to airports in neighbouring countries. Emergency generator switches malfunctioned as well, leaving control towers completely out of electricity. “After that, we proceeded to a ‘clear the sky’ operation”, explained Belgocontrol spokesperson Dominique Dehaene.

A grounded airplane at Brussels Airport

The power outage temporarily shut down all air traffic in the country. However, fly-overs at 24,500 feet or higher were still allowed, since they are not a Belgocontrol responsibility.

Eurocontrol declared that air traffic would be down for an indefinite amount of time. Airports all over Belgium were dealing with a significant number of delays. By now, most of the planes still in the air have been redirected to airports in neighbouring countries.

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http://deredactie.be/cm/vrtnieuws.english/News/1.2351961



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