Angry chicken takes down power grid…

poltava_chicken_breed_male2This is different. According the Associated Press a chicken caused some major problems at a major U.S. airport. Here are the details:

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) – A power outage at an airport on Maui was caused by a chicken.

That’s right. A chicken.

The Maui News says a chicken got into a Maui Electric Co. transformer in the rental car area at Kahului Airport on Tuesday afternoon. The chicken caused a power outage that left some passengers having to disembark their planes by mobile stairway.

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While this is a bit of a funny story, it also highlights how vulnerable our power infrastructure is. If an animal can do this much damage on accident…imagine what will happen when our enemies set out to do some intentional damage.

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