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Second power outage at Cairo International Airport in 48 hours

6 engineers, technicians referred to investigations over two-hour blackout

A power outage incident at Cairo International Airport reportedly took place on Sunday on two instances. According to state-owned media Akhbar Al-Youm, the airport activated generators after the first 30-second power cut at Terminal 2, but a second shorter outage resulted in a failure in computer systems, thus delaying procedures for passengers.

The incident seconds a more serious outage, which authorities are investigating—a power-cut in Cairo International Airport that lasted for at least two hours on Friday. Six engineers and technicians were referred to the prosecution, including one engineer from a private maintenance company, on accusations of negligence, state-media quoted the spokesperson of the Ministry of Civil Aviation as saying.

According to Egypt’s Administrative Prosecution, the power cut disturbed air traffic activities, baggage reclaim, and computers, as no generators were used during the two-hour blackout in Terminal 3, the international flight terminal.

At least a dozen flights were delayed.

State media reported on Saturday that Prosecutor-General Nabil Sadek ordered investigations into the incident, which comes shortly after a reported visit by a Russian delegation inspecting airport security had completed its mission.

According to TASS, five Russian experts arrived to Cairo last week, tasked with examining safety systems, baggage check, and personal passenger inspection in Terminal 2.

Negotiations with Russia are still ongoing, with no specific dates set for the resumption of flights yet.

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