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Airport explosion causes delays out of Atlanta airport

Airport explosion: A small explosion at Atlanta's international airport caused brief power outage and delayed about 35 flights, say airport officials.

By Associated Press / June 11, 2013

A Delta Airlines passenger jet lands at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia, in 2008.

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A small explosion and power outage at a concourse of Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport was likely caused by a malfunctioning power supply unit Tuesday morning, airport officials said.

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Passengers were allowed to return to their gates at the airport after an electrical explosion at a maintenance shop knocked out some power to one of the concourses, authorities said. No one was injured.

The explosion happened around 8:40 a.m. at a maintenance shop near Gate D 21, said airport spokesman Reese McCranie.

McCranie said there was no fire, but the explosion caused what he described as some "minor property damage."

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