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Part Of Ceiling Collapses At Atlanta Airport Restaurant

There was no impact on operations at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, authorities said.
There was no impact on operations at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, authorities said.
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Updated at 11:15 a.m. Thursday

Part of a restaurant ceiling collapsed inside Atlanta’s airport Thursday, leaving a large chunk of it draped over countertops in the dining area. One person asked to be treated by emergency crews, airport officials said.

The collapse happened shortly before 8 a.m. Thursday in Concourse A, one of the closest concourses to the main domestic terminal, the airport said in a statement.

One customer requested emergency assistance, the statement said. The airport did not describe the nature of any injuries, but said the person was taken to a hospital by Atlanta Fire Rescue.

Photos on social media showed workers in orange vests inspecting the scene on one side of the fallen ceiling chunk, as airport travelers stood on the other side.

Airport officials were planning to release further details later Thursday during a briefing near the restaurant, Cat Cora’s Kitchen. Repairs and an investigation were underway.

Cat Cora’s Kitchen is one of several airport locations opened by celebrity chef Cat Cora, a Jackson, Mississippi, native. In 2015, Cora became the first-ever female Iron Chef on the Food Network’s “Iron Chef America.” The company didn’t immediately respond to phone and email messages Thursday.

There was no impact on operations at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, authorities said. The airport calls itself the world’s busiest, averaging 275,000 passengers daily.

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