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"Hundreds of flights canceled at 3 D.C.-area airports"


Tuesday, July 11, 2017


Hundreds of flights canceled at 3 D.C.-area airports

CBS News


           The air traffic control tower is seen on February 2, 2009 at Dulles International Airport in Chantilly, Virginia.



LEESBURG, Va.  -- Flights into and out of three airports in the Washington region were affected by a construction-related evacuation at a Federal Aviation Administration facility in Virginia.


Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport and Reagan National Airport were all impacted, with flights halted for several hours. Operations resumed around 9:30 p.m. ET.


American Airlines alone canceled 300 flights on Monday, CBS News' Kris Van Cleave reports. Another 30 flights have already been canceled for Tuesday, Van Cleave reports. American has a hub at Reagan National Airport.


Delta reported at least five flights canceled, Van Cleave reports. Southwest, which has a hub at BWI, and United, with a hub at Dulles, did not give exact numbers on the amount of flights canceled.


The FAA said in a statement that a facility in Leesburg, Virginia, that handles high altitude flights over the area was evacuated about 6:40 p.m. Monday because of fumes from construction work.


The FAA says that as a result of the evacuation, the facility stopped accepting new flights to handle and handed off airborne flights to other facilities. The FAA said in a statement around 9:15 p.m. that officials have been cleared to send people back into the building and that air traffic controllers would resume operations at the facility again soon.


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