Local July 19, 2013 | 9:36 am

Blackout delays flights at Las Americas Airport

Santo Domingo.- A 26 minute blackout delayed flights at Las Americas Airport, disrupting both check-in and passenger departures and arrivals.

According to local media, the electrical system failed when lighting struck the terminal perimeter during Thursday afternoon’s torrential rains..

The delays included a Delta Airlines flight to New York, and one Jetblue from the same city.

Also affected were Immigration, Customs, X-ray machines and airport security agencies.

Airports Management Company (Aerodom) spokesperson Yolanda Mañan said despite the outage the terminal’s air navigation system wasn’t compromised because it’s supplied by a separate, independent circuit.

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