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Egypt’s prosecution launches investigation into Friday's hour-long Cairo Airport power cut

The outage at the airport’s vital Terminal 3 in the early hours of Friday morning caused flight delays for international and domestic planes as well as baggage delays

Ahram Online , Sunday 30 Jul 2017
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File photo: A member of airport security walks inside the Cairo International Airport, Egypt May 19, 2016 (File photo: Reuters)
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Egypt’s top Prosecutor Nabil Sadek ordered on Saturday that investigations be opened into a power cut at Cairo International Airport that disrupted flight schedules and left a vital terminal in darkness for over an hour, state-run news agency MENA reported.

The power cut took place at the airport’s vital Terminal 3 on Friday from 12:20am to 01:41am, and caused flight delays for international and domestic planes as well as baggage delays, Al-Ahram Arabic website reported.

The backup generators failed to operate during the outage.

Egypt’s civil aviation Minister Sherif Fathy formed a committee to investigate the causes the power cut.

The committee recommended that a number of engineers and technicians be referred to the general prosecution for questioning.

Cairo International Airport is the main airports in the country and serves as the main hub for the country’s airline carrier, EgyptAir.

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