Thursday, June 28, 2012

Midway Airport closed to all flights due to runway lighting problems

Hard to find a City of Chicago electrician after dark... Try one of the bars in the airport....

Midway Airport was closed to flights this evening due to runway lighting problems, according to the FAA.

It was unknown when flights would resume at the airport, according to the FAA’s website.

Chicago Department of Aviation spokeswoman Karen Pride said an "unknown electrical outage" affected the airfield lights at about 8:30 p.m.

Midway operations are working with the airlines and FAA officials regarding diversions from the airport to other airports, said Pride.

As of about 10:30 p.m. 50 flights have been affected so far, said Pride. She said the outage occurred at the end of the day.

The cause of the outage is being investigated and crews will be working overnight to get the power restored, said Pride. The terminals are not affected, she said.

Pride suggested that people contact the individual airlines for the flight status overnight and into the morning.

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

thats a good one shaved.haha

Anonymous said...

Pos Union awipes!!!!! WTH is up with this. this is not the first time!!!

Anonymous said...

Midway is not a real airport. I have more land in Wisconsin and don't land planes.

Anonymous said...

It's just Johnny from the Airplane movies unplugging the extension cord again....

Anonymous said...

Ummm, this is what happens when a connected minority contractor puts in the lights.

I Voted For Obama said...

Forgot to pay ComEd again?

Anonymous said...

Those lazy ass fucking city giggers. City electricians in the day time most likely in a room sleeping or looking for somewhere to smoke. They are unskilled lazy fucking drunks

Anonymous said...

The tower....the tower!...repunzel...repunzel!!

Anonymous said...

Muahahaha........just kidding!

Anonymous said...

Finally, peace and quiet

Anonymous said...

Word on the street is it was anarchist computer hackers

Anonymous said...

Heard a union rep there turned them off after he got a CR number on the airfield like he does on coppers!

Anonymous said...

Just like the coppers I see sleeping under the viaduct douche bag.

Anonymous said...

I say the same thing when the lazy coppers are to scared to tell the wet backs to turn the Sunday night tuba music down.

Anonymous said...

I always knew the Midway Area was getting pretty dark!!!

Anonymous said...

typical southside bullshit...ever been to a party on the southside.....eat before you go!

Anonymous said...

Just part of the overall incompetence that is the City of Chicago.

Anonymous said...

The lights are protesting obamacare!

Anonymous said...

HA HA HA !

Next time, go to Milwaukee!

The Chicago Visitor & Convention Bureau!

Anonymous said...

You must be a lazy drunken electrician! Your all assholes and think you know it all! Fuck yourself you fat fuck

Anonymous said...

More fine Shitcago infrastructure at work.

Anonymous said...

Actually if it is really looked into you will find that the management at the airport decided to use personnel who usually work on other systems such as communications, telephone repair and mandate that they are now detailed to the electrical department which does the runway lighting. basically put workers who are not properly trined in danger of electrical electrocution due to the high voltages

matt Marich, former city electrician from Bridgeport is placing these employees at harm

Anonymous said...

It was for the children,....because crime is down.