A spokesperson for the Port Columbus International Airport, said that a power failure at the airport caused flight diversions. The power failure occurred on one of the airport's runways, causing it to go dark for a short period of time. Due to the power failure and the dark runway, flights scheduled to land at the airport between midnight and 12:30 am on Wednesday were diverted.
There were a total of 18 flights diverted to airports in Indianapolis and Louisville. However, none of the flights there were scheduled to depart from the airport were affected. The Columbus Dispatch reported that work crews were able to get the runway lights back on just prior to midnight.
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