TheÂ Daniel K. Inouye International Airport Airport was flooded on Thursday as water poured down from the ceilings in the Hawaiian Airlines terminal. A broken air conditioner was identified as the culprit and while the videos and images are astonishing, airport operations were not affected.
Travelers at Hawaii’s biggest airport, theÂ Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL), were treated to some soggy conditions earlier this week when water began pouring from the ceiling. The incident occurred just past the airport security line near a Starbucks in the Hawaiian Airlines terminal.
Reports trickled in across various news outlets and social media platforms as thousands of gallons of water quickly flooded the area.
Vivid photos and videos emerged of the soppy mess which ultimately did not affect airport operations, although passengers were forced to take a more circuitous route to get to their gate areas, sans air conditioning of course.
The culprit of the big leak was determined to be a busted clamp from an air conditioning water chiller line that busted. Hawaii’s Department of Transportation was called in and quickly got a crew engaged in cleanup using dehumidifiers, mops and floor squeegees.
The final cost of the flood has not been determined yet, but could be expensive given the aging air conditioning system and significant damage to carpets and floors.