RICHLANDS, N.C. (WNCT) – Albert J. Ellis Airport posted on its Twitter account on Friday that the issues regarding Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) equipment was resolved and things had returned to normal on Friday.
“Good News – The TSA’s screening equipment at @flyOAJ was returned to service late this afternoon. Thank you for your patience and for arriving early today. As summer travel continues to return to normal cut the stress by allowing a few extra minutes at the airport and #flylocal.”
Onslow County officials confirmed TSA equipment was currently down at Albert J. Ellis Airport and travelers are being checked in manually.
Officials said those who are traveling are showing up to the airport at their departure time and it is taking a while for the check-in process and some travelers are missing their flights due to the delay.
If you traveling through OAJ you should arrive earlier than your departure to avoid missing your flight.
The TSA equipment is expected to arrive Saturday.
No further information was released.