Sea-Tac power outage grounds flights in Anchorage and Seattle

Published: Jan. 6, 2019 at 1:08 PM AKST
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Alaska Airlines flights are back in the air after a nationwide ground stop that was apparently caused by a power outage.

The airline says all its flights were grounded between about 4:20 a.m. and 5:15 a.m. after a power outage in the Seattle area, where the airline's operations are based.

Airline spokeswoman Oriana Branon says the power went out around 3:30 and went back on about an hour and a half later.

A flight scheduled to leave Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport bound for Seattle never took off due to the outage.

According to Tim Thompson, a spokesperson with Alaska Airlines, flight AS 122 had a departure time of 1:45 a.m. but the plane was delayed and eventually canceled because of the outage.

Thompson says passengers aboard the plane were moved to later flights early Sunday.

The outage resulted in six cancelled flights and 35 delays.