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Title: Water outage caused grounded flights, operations issues at Charlotte-Douglas
Post by: KB4TEZ on October 19, 2021, 09:53:23 AM

CHARLOTTE (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) — Flights at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport were temporarily grounded Monday evening after a massive water main break caused the airport to lose water pressure.

The FAA lifted the temporary stop shortly after 8:00 p.m. Inside, restrooms and restaurants were closed due to the lack of water. Flight crews warned passengers to use the restroom on the planes before deboarding.

“I came in from Orlando and when we landed we were told: A) there’s no water. B) Use the restrooms before you get off. And C) they’re not allowing any more planes to land,” said Sam Lodge.Some flights were delayed, others were canceled. Specific numbers of impacted flights were not immediately available Monday evening.