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American Airlines aborts landing due to blackout

03 FEBRUARY 2017

AIRPORT–The country-wide blackout caught many by surprise on Thursday night, including an American Airlines flight landing at Princess Juliana International Airport SXM.

Initial reports indicate that the aircraft was about to land when the Airport’s electricity, including the lights on the landing strip, went off due to the blackout. Luckily the Airport generator kicked in seconds later and powered the lights on the landing strip. The plane’s pilots were able to make a 360-degree turn and land the plane safely on the runway.

Many aviation professionals took to social media Thursday night and shared their frustration about NV GEBE’s frequent power outages.

Source: The Daily Herald, St. Maarten

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