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Chicken causes power outage at Maui airport

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 01:20 p.m. HST, Feb 27, 2013

WAILUKU >> A power outage at an airport on Maui was caused by a chicken.

That's right. A chicken.

The chicken got into a Maui Electric Co. transformer in the rental car area at Kahului Airport on Tuesday afternoon. It caused a power outage that began at 2:07 p.m. that left some passengers having to disembark their planes the old-fashioned way — by mobile stairway.

The airport tower and air traffic was not affected, according to The Maui News.

The chicken got into a Maui Electric Co. transformer in the rental car area at Kahului Airport, Maui Electric company spokeswoman Kaui Awai-Dickson said. Power was restored about a half-hour later. The outage affected the airport and nearby businesses, including the rental car companies, a hotel and department store.

After about a half hour, customers were restored with power with the exception of the rental car companies located just outside the airport. All power was restored at 3:25 p.m.

During the outage, security screenings were performed manually and some electronic doors had to be manned by Transportation Security Administration officials, said Maui District airport manager Marvin Moniz.

He said the outage caused some flight delays of no more than 15 minutes.

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yourname wrote:
Is the chicken okay?!
on February 27,2013 | 12:28PM
false wrote:
This comment has been deleted.
on February 27,2013 | 02:13PM
kahu808 wrote:
I dunno, maybe Costco?
on February 28,2013 | 08:40AM
Dtab wrote:
No, it was eaten by a homeless person living in the kiawe tree area by the rent a car!
on February 27,2013 | 05:49PM
bnakamura wrote:
Fried Chicken; as it were...
on February 27,2013 | 12:29PM
Dizzle wrote:
Right, KFC ... Kahului Fried Chicken BTW: YIKES! a lot of that happens "out here", chickens need to be more careful
on February 27,2013 | 04:49PM
paradiddle wrote:
Oh great...now we have terrorist chickens to worry about ;)
on February 27,2013 | 02:04PM
Snator wrote:
The HNN website had a picture with the dead chicken blurred out to avoid offending people. Really???
on February 27,2013 | 03:49PM
Holomua wrote:
it was underage.
on February 28,2013 | 09:35AM
iwanaknow wrote:
Move along folks, there is nothing here to see.
on February 27,2013 | 04:04PM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
Moa no moah.
on February 27,2013 | 05:25PM
hilopango wrote:
Good one!
on February 28,2013 | 11:40AM
Dtab wrote:
So did TSA do the Manual inspections on passengers?!!
on February 27,2013 | 05:45PM
awahana wrote:
Poor chicken.
Who needs brown tree snakes infestation when we have wild chickens.
on February 27,2013 | 09:54PM
lowtone123 wrote:
Can you guess what the lunch special was at the airport the next day?
on February 28,2013 | 11:43AM
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