‘I think The Walking Dead started like this’: Twitter reacts to Atlanta airport shutdown
On Dec. 17, 2017, a power outage at the Atlanta airport was reported. Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport had to cancel all flights that Sunday afternoon. Inside, people used cellphones to illuminate dark terminals. Police evacuated the airport nearly five hours after the outage began. Some passengers reported seeing smoke in the airport when the power went out.
A power outage was reported at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport around 1 p.m. Sunday. Reports from the scene describe a swirling mass of people trying to get cellphone signals in a darkening airport.
Online, people began posting photos and video they said were taken on the scene.
There were many, many people who reported being stuck when the world’s busiest airport shut down for hours.
It’s now been FOUR HOURS since we landed and have been sitting on the runway at @ATLairport. Our Pilot just said he was told that it is going to take Six hours to get power back up at the airport however they hope to have people deplaned in the next couple of hours. #ATLAirport
My wife, 3 years old daughter and 6 month old son have been sitting on the tarmac since 2pm. Their plane is out of water and is now passing out Diet Coke. How do we not have a plan to transport those on planes to terminals? #atlairport
Problems like this power outage at the #ATLairport, the I-85 bridge collapse, Snowjam, and countless other incidents continue to make me ponder who is really steering the ship in this fair city. #GetYourActTogether