FLL, MIA flights back on schedule after power outage caused ground stop

FORT LAUDERDALE-HOLLYWOOD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, FLA. (WSVN) - Airplanes have begun to take-off after a power outage temporarily grounded flights out of Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International and Miami International Airport, Thursday afternoon.

The FAA issued the ground stop due to a power problem at the Miami Terminal Radar Approach Control center. According to an FAA official, the Miami Air Route Traffic Control Center took over the airspace normally handled by the TRACON and is safely handling flights that are in the airspace.

At around 11:45 a.m., NYC Aviation tweeted that flights were ground stopped until at least 12:45 p.m. “due to a power outage at Miami Approach.”

Besides the two major airports in South Florida, there are others being affected by the tower outage, such as Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport and North Perry Airport.

The power outage delayed all arriving and departing flights. More than a dozen in-air flights were diverted to other airports.

For a full list of affected airports, visit the Federal Aviation Administration’s official website.

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