Aviation News

March 25, 2011

Newark Airport Control Tower Evacuated Due to Fire Alarm

Update 7:25pm: Newark Liberty Airport has resumed normal operations. There was not a fire, but a faulty sensor triggered an alarm forcing the tower’s evacuation.

Arriving flights from within the eastern half of the US are being delayed an average of one hour.

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A fire forced air traffic controllers to evacuate the control tower at Newark Liberty Airport Friday evening, the FAA said.

All outbound flights are grounded as a temporary control center is set up in the airport’s Terminal C, according to WNBC. Inbound flights are being diverted to other airports.

Developing…





  • mr_charlie

    isn’t the old tower still standing there (ewr)? guess it would have been too much for them to maintain that as a backup. gotta love it

  • mr_charlie

    isn’t the old tower still standing there (ewr)? guess it would have been too much for them to maintain that as a backup. gotta love it