CHARLOTTE, N.C. – An air traffic control tower at Charlotte Douglas International Airport was evacuated Saturday morning due to a fire in the tower cab, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.
The FAA said the evacuation took place at 9:17 a.m. and that non-essential employees were evacuated. The fire originated in a ninth-floor air duct.
All personnel returned to the facility at 9:45 a.m., and normal operations resumed at 9:55 a.m.
During the evacuation, air traffic controllers handled traffic at a reduced rate.
Check fly.faa.gov for delay information.