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JFK chaos: Airport buckles under pressure of rescheduled flights, broken equipment and...

• By FORREST HANSON and MICHELLE CURRAN

Thousands of passengers are stranded at John F Kennedy airport following more than 6,000 flight cancellations or delays stemming from the 'bomb cyclone' that rocked the Northeast on Thursday.

The airport had closed on Thursday afternoon due to the storm and was reopened on Friday morning.

But the reopening has been compounded by further disasters - such as a plane needing to turn back for an emergency landing after a false alarm and a collision on the tarmac.

Passenger Lily Crawford told Pix 11: 'People are sleeping on the ground, people are sitting on the ground. People have taken over wheelchairs. There are no outlets, people are running out of power on their phone.'

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