09-26-2014, 10:47 AM #1
Chicago flights halted due to FAA fire
Chicago flights stopped over FAA fire
360+ flights scheduled to depart O'Hare canceled; 79 from Midway
Author: By Jason Hanna and Thom Patterson CNN
Published On: Sep 26 2014 08:04:02 AM EDT
Air travel for thousands of people across the country was thrown into disarray Friday morning after a fire closed a major Chicago-area air traffic control center that directs traffic across a large swath of the Midwest.
Mystery surrounded the interruption, as authorities reported not only that a fire closed the Federal Aviation Administration control center in Aurora, Illinois, but also that a man was found with self-inflicted wounds there.
Flights in and out of Chicago's O'Hare International and Midway airports were stopped after the fire closed the control center around 6 a.m...
09-26-2014, 11:27 AM #2
Dry run for the terrorists
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09-26-2014, 11:36 AM #3Registered User
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I took my daughter to O'hare this morning.... the story going around is that a contractor... not an FFA employee, tried to commit suicide by fire...
09-26-2014, 06:43 PM #4
Pretty messed up that one person can do something this impactful - imagine a power grid deal.
09-26-2014, 06:46 PM #5
went to their wesite
Due to an incident at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Center in Aurora, IL, the FAA has imposed ground stops at O'Hare and Midway International Airports. More than 1500 flights have been cancelled. Check with your airline for flight status. Follow us on Twitter for updates - @fly2ohare and @fly2midway.
09-26-2014, 10:56 PM #6