Yesterday we were reminded of this simple lesson when a water geyser gushed up from the ground at baggage claim in American Airlines terminal 8.
Geyser @JFKairport #terminal8 Port Authority says excess rain water gushed thru floor when reverse flow valve malfunctioned @ABC7NY no flights or luggage affected
Video credit: Eugene Galdi pic.twitter.com/KUIXOtTW6D
— Lucy Yang (@LucyYang7) August 12, 2018
Apparently “the geyser was caused due to a backflow of rain water, which broke through the floor drain when the reverse flow valve malfunctioned.”
There weren’t any bags at the belt when this happened, so passenger luggage wasn’t destroyed. It took a few hours to contain the gusher.
(HT: Howard M.)