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Power outage hits Brussels airport, causing many delays

/ 04:38 PM June 15, 2017

Passengers check in among left pieces of luggage at Brussels Zaventem Airport in Brussels on Thursday, June 15, 2017. A power outage hit Brussels airport early Thursday, delaying departing planes and leaving hundreds of people stranded outside the terminal. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

BRUSSELS — A power outage has hit Brussels airport that is expected to delay planes throughout the day.

Florence Muls of Brussels airport says the outage hit at 5 a.m. Thursday and specifically affected the luggage and air conditioning systems. Hundreds of passengers were left outside the terminal at dawn and were allowed inside around two hours later.

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All systems were back to normal by midmorning but by then the backup was such that it would affect schedules for the rest of the day.

Despite the delays, the airport warned passengers to show up on time. The airport said incoming flights shouldn’t be affected./rga

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