January 21, 2006

Power outage briefly delays flights in Chicago

CHICAGO (Reuters) - A brief power outage delayed flights
for about 35 minutes at Chicago airports on Saturday afternoon,
the Federal Aviation Administration said.

The FAA reported a commercial power failure at the Chicago
Terminal Radar Approach Control Center in Elgin, Illinois, at
3:23 p.m. CST. The facility immediately went to backup power,
according to a recorded message.

As a precaution, Chicago's Midway and O'Hare airports
stopped flight departures at 3:23 p.m. and resumed flights at
4:01 p.m.