With my flight a few hours away, this news is surely reassuring. At 11:15 am today, electricity went off at Beirut’s International Airport (or the Rafic Hariri International Airport as they call it these days). (Source).
Personnel rushed to get the situation fixed. The problem seemed to have originated straight from the source: EDL.
I wonder, if this had happened at night, how many people would have died? Don’t they even have backup generators that would ignite the moment anything of the sort happens to ensure smooth and continuous electrical coverage?
It seems even our most important facilities as a country are going down the drain. And what a splendid image we’re giving to those visiting. The moment they land… bye electricity… yes, this is the way things are here. Better get used to it by now.
Ahla w sahla fikon bi Lebnen.
إبتسم أنت في لبنان
“I wonder, if this had happened at night, how many people would have died? ”
How can they die????
people can survive without electricity…
Airplanes need light and surveillance to land
No They don’t I’m a pilot
( plus all airports have back up lighting system to runways , taxi ways and on gates)
ones that don’t are not night rated.
Beirut airport is night rated
another note, if deemed not safe , we divert…
we don’t crash and die because the electricity got cut.
I’m not familiar with the technicalities of it. The comment was meant to be more sarcastic. The point is: Lebanon’s major airport had electricity cut off.
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