flights returned to normal auckland airport after power outage caused delays
When border security is hit by power issues, it is blocked.
Although it is believed that only more than 50 passengers were affected, about 1000 people were re-cared after the metal detector was powered off.
It took about four hours to repair the probe and clean up the backlog of goods as passengers were prevented from leaving the country and some even got off the plane and passed security for the second time.
Just before the midnight security check returned to normal, Auckland Airport tweeted.
After eleven o\'clock P. M. , the first flight began to take off.
An airport spokesman said that although 53 passengers were affected, all passengers, about 1000, were being repaired as a precaution.
She confirmed that a \"power accident\" that occurred earlier this evening damaged safety procedures.
By ten o\'clock P. M. , the spokeswoman said, flights had been given priority under curfew and connecting flights at overseas airports.
In places where the connection is tight, flights will take priority, she said.
\"We are dealing with passengers as soon as possible.
\"She can\'t immediately say what the average delay time is or how many passengers have been re-delayedscreened.
She said that the first two flights scheduled for departure were New Zealand dollars to Los Angeles and New Zealand dollars to San Francisco.
An airport staff member who asked for anonymity said many workers had to work overtime to help with the problem.
He has been working for 13 hours so far.
\"The airline staff were not informed of anything other than the passengers --
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Therefore, all passengers must be renewed. screened.
He said: \"It is not clear whether the passenger will receive any compensation because the delay is not the fault of any airline.
A reader contacted the Herald and said there was a large queue at the airport.
\"Everyone is very patient, but some information will be useful,\" they said . \".
Tony Potter and his wife should have sent out to Los Angeles at seven.
Thirty tonight, but the latest news they \'ve heard from Air New Zealand is that their flight is now delayed until at least ten o\'clock P. M.
\"They didn\'t tell us anything and people were very receptive at the beginning, but now they are getting more and more fidgety,\" he told the Herald . \".
\"It\'s a mess here.
This place is beautiful.
He said the number six doors he was waiting for were packed with people and a few crying children.
Potter said that due to the number of people who need to re-set, he expected to wait for the departure time to even exceed ten o\'clock P. M. screened.
All exits are blocked so people can\'t leave the gate area, Potter said.
The food court has been evacuated and people have been told they are not allowed to go back and eat something.
\"People become rather uneasy.
Aviation safety spokesman Mike Richards said 53 passengers had passed security before finding a metal detector was not working.
He said it was not clear what was going on, but it was possible that the wires were disconnected.
The security officer at the door was curious that no triggers were found when people passed and checked the machine carefully, indicating that the machine had no power.
\"Anyone who has experienced it has been recreated.
\"It\'s a pretty big job,\" Richards said . \".
The aviation security department will check CCTV footage to try to find out what caused the problem.
\"Our focus has always been on safety and security and we cannot allow anyone who has not done a security check to pass.
\"The machine is now working again.
A spokeswoman for Auckland Airport said all international flights will be held, but it is not possible to say how many flights will take off.
There will be flight delays, she said, but it is not clear how long it will be.
\"We do apologize for some delays.