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Flights cancelled, delayed after blackout at Panama airport

Published:Monday | September 18, 2017 | 6:52 PM
Passengers sit on the check-in counters as they wait during a blackout at Tocumen international airport in Panama City, Monday, Sept. 18, 2017. Panama's main international airport regained power after a four-hour blackout led to delayed and cancelled flights. Tocumen, one of Latin America's busiest airports, says an internal electrical problem cut power to the airport. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)

PANAMA CITY (AP):

 A four-hour blackout has caused delayed and cancelled flights at Panama's main international airport.

Tocumen Airport says an internal electrical problem cut power to the airport this morning. Power went out about 6 a.m. local time at one of Latin America's busiest airports. It was restored later in the morning.

Panamanian airline COPA warned passengers its flights would be delayed significantly.

The airport is currently undergoing a $1-billion expansion.