Due to a fire in a Georgia Power underground electrical facility, 1,180 flights in and out of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta were canceled on December 18, 2017, when the airport lost power, CNN reported.
Planes were stuck on the tarmac for seven hours. Inside the dark airport, people used their phone flashlights.
The Federal Aviation Administration declared a ground stop, bringing all Atlanta-bound flights to a halt. About 30,000 people were affected by the outage.