Power outage at Yakima airport halts commercial flights

May 20, 2022 GMT

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Commercial flights into the Yakima airport were temporarily shut down after a car crashed into the control tower early Friday morning.

The Yakima Police Department said a driver was speeding on Washington Avenue at about 2:30 a.m. Friday and crashed into two transformers and the base of the control tower.

Airport manager Jaime Vera said power is out at the airport and neighboring businesses.

Vera said that while commercial flights were temporarily halted, non-commercial flights continue to operate.

Police said the driver of the car has life threatening injuries.