August 2016: Delta Airlines Grounded; Thousands Stranded
Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff
Here's a slideshow depicting the major U.S. news events of August 2016.
1. CDC Issues Zika Warning 2. U.S. Launches Airstrikes Against ISIS in Libya 3. DNC Cleans House 4. Mobsters Arrested 5. Delta Is Grounded 6. First U.S. Zika Death 7. Michael Phelps, Golden Boy 8. ESPN's John Saunders Dies 9. Deadly Police Stop Sparks Violence in Milwaukee 10. Cash Payment to Iran Tied to Prisoner Release 11. Gawker Shuts Down 12. U.S. To Phase Out Private Prisons 13. Manafort Resigns from Trump Campaign 14. Federal Judge Rejects Obama's Transgender Bathroom Regulations 15. Actor and Funnyman Gene Wilder Dies
- Delta Airlines Grounded; Thousands Stranded
- On August 8, 2016, Delta airline experiences a 6-hour system shutdown originating from its hometown of Atlanta, Georgia. Georgia Power claims there was an equipment failure overnight that causes the power outage. Tens of thousands of people experience delays and cancellations. Mondays are the busiest days for airlines because it is the first day of the work week. Three days later, the airline is still struggling with getting back on schedule, with hundreds of flights cancelled.
- Photo source: AP Photo/Bree Fowler