BIA domestic terminal reports power outage

Posted Sept. 30, 2010, at 5:30 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — The domestic terminal at Bangor International Airport lost power Thursday afternoon and had to operate on backup generator power, airport officials said.

“We’re currently on partial electric power,” Tony Caruso, the assistant airport director, said around 4:20 p.m. Thursday. “It seems to be isolated to our domestic terminal. Our international terminal is unaffected.”

At 9:15 p.m., Susan Faloon, spokeswoman for Bangor Hydro-Electric Co., said crews had isolated the problem and were making repairs.

Some parts of the affected terminal might not have full power until Friday morning, Faloon said.

At around 3 p.m., “we just lost electric power and our generator kicked in,” providing partial power for essential equipment, Caruso said.

The airport continued to operate even though some Transportation Security Administration “screening equipment is not operating yet and some of the airlines’ equipment” is not running, Caruso said.

“TSA can still screen passengers and the airlines can still check in passengers,” he added.

The Four-Points Sheraton hotel across the street did not lose power.