Planes Trains And Automobiles DOOM! Plane On Fire Closes All Runways At Newark International Airport + San Francisco’s BART Service Completely Halted By Computer Problem UP NEXT BUS/AUTO DOOM!
DOOM event involving Plane & Train
9 MARCH 2019
‘Emergency Situation’ Closes All Runways at Newark International Airport
Reports of a fire onboard an unidentified plane that traveling several miles from the Newark Airport has Port Authority officials close all runways due to a possible emergency landing. Officials said said in a tweet, ‘due to an airport emergency, all runways are currently closed’. Please contact your airline for flight status update. Sources are telling RLS Metro Breaking News that the plane is possibly a cargo plane and has some type of fire or smoke a condition onboard. There are no injuries reported at this time.UPDATE: 9:54am Confirmed smoke condition; Port Authority said the plane has landed. All 89 passengers evacuated via chutes. Source
San Francisco’s BART service completely halted by computer problem
San Francisco’s public transit service, BART, stopped running overnight, halting all train service. Bay Area Rapid Transit said Saturday that crews working overnight on BART’s uninterruptible power supply ran into problems that have impacted the power supply system and train control routing system. Without these systems, a BART statement says, it is unable to safely dispatch its trains for service. The company also said it has multiple crews working to get both systems back up and running, but for now, bus agencies will be providing free trips for service between stations. BART’s ridership on weekdays averages more than 430,000 and it connects downtown San Francisco with the East Bay region cities of Oakland, Berkeley, Fremont and other communities. The transit system also provides trips to the San Francisco airport for about 4 million people annually. Some regular BART riders who were trying to get to work Saturday vented their frustration about the outage, suggesting they would need to resort to ride share services such as Uber. Source