Power issues at Milwaukee's General Mitchell Airport grounds, delays flights Monday
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Power and communication issues at Milwaukee's General Mitchell International Airport grounded some flights Monday, Nov. 9.
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) officials tell CBS 58 the Chicago en-route radar center has assumed the airspace which is allowing a limited number of flights to land and take off.
FAA technicians are working to resolve the issues.
Joey Skopek was waiting for his girlfriend at the airport Monday morning, when he said he received a text from her about the delays.
“I got a text saying it got delayed because of an outage at some station and they had to refuel so they had to stop in Chicago. It’s a little uncomfortable but I hope it all goes well and I have a good feeling she’ll make it home,” said Joey Skopek.
The airport released the following statement Monday afternoon:
There is an outage affecting the FAA's air traffic control tower, which is not owned/operated by MKE. Some flights may be affected by the FAA's outage. Passengers should keep in touch with their airline for the latest flight status.— MKE - Milwaukee Airport (@MitchellAirport) November 9, 2020
General Mitchell said all was restored by around 3:30 p.m.