Doubt there is vandalism in the blackout at Taoyuan Airport

The unexpected power outage at the station no. 2 of the international airport taoyuan, Taiwan on 11 January to 3 may be an act of vandalism, the airport operator said yesterday 14/3. There is evidence …

Doubt there is vandalism in the blackout at Taoyuan Airport

The unexpected power outage at the station no. 2 of the international airport taoyuan, Taiwan on 11 January to 3 may be an act of vandalism, the airport operator said yesterday 14/3.

There is evidence that power lines have been damaged due to human actions, can cause outages affecting more than 200 passengers, Taoyuan International Airport Corp. said in a statement.

The company said an initial examination has discovered that there is a malfunction in the power supply for the system dynamics civil (PMS) in the north of the station.

But the other problem was discovered on Monday during the next check for the electrical circuit, make the company doubt that the blackout is caused by humans and report to the police Department aviation, according to the head of the department of criminal investigation of the department of Chuang Ying-shou (莊英壽).

Police have found the signs of visible damage with respect to the power line cable in terminal 2, and they were gathering the tools to back at the scene as evidence and are reviewing the surveillance footage to help determine whether there is human factor behind the blackout or not, Chuang said.

According to an anonymous source of company, there is a hydraulic cable cutter at the market.

Also on Monday, minister for transport Wang Kuo-tsai (王國 材) said the incident was due to problems with distribution circuits in a substation and is not related to the power supply of the company Taiwan Power (Taipower).

However, the real causes need to be investigated further, Wang said.

The blackout occurred at about 7 p.m. April 11 months 3 and affecting the region baggage underground, a part of the departure lounge, waiting room to the south and dining under the ground, according to the company airport.

The maintenance staff, the airport was immediately activate the backup system, emergency start power supply for the station at 8:42 pm.

The company said they are implementing a number of upgrades for the electrical infrastructure of the airport, including investment 1.2 billion Taiwan dollar (42,13 million) to improve power cables, generators and other related equipment, a project expected to be completed in 2023.

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