Atlanta Airport Re-Opened After Small Explosion in Maintenance Building

by Greg Pollowitz

A portion of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport has reopened to passengers after being briefly evacuated because of an explosion in a maintenance area.

Airport spokesman Reese McCrainie said the small electrical explosion occurred about 8:40 a.m. in a ramp level maintenance shop near Gate D-21.

There were no injuries reported, and there was no fire, according to McCranie. He said there was “minor” property damage. The explosion is under investigation.

Passengers on the north side of Concourse D were evacuated to Concourse E, and arriving aircraft were reassigned to other available gates, McCranie said. . .

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