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Electrical failure at Birmingham airport has been solved
Birmingham, UK - Many passengers walked through passport control without being checked
An electrical failure has shut down the immigration control system at Birmingham airport causing delays for hundreds of passengers. The UK Border Agency staff had to resort to manual passport checking, since the automatic system was unavailable. Many eyewitnesses claimed a number of people walked through the passport control before manual checks were started. About 1000 passengers had been held...
AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency