Operations Recovery at DFW from Severe Weather

Severe Weather Recovery at DFW


April 4, 2012 – UPDATE:

A number of flights to and from DFW are cancelled this morning, Wednesday, April 4, 2012, as a result of the storms the previous day which impacted DFW.   Many aircraft are out of position and some aircraft on the ground at the time of the storm are undergoing repairs for hail damage.  It may take a couple days for flights to/from DFW to return to a normal schedule.

The Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) was impacted by a severe thunderstorm on Tuesday, April 3, 2012.

Tornado Warnings were issued with these storms and large hail fell at DFW airport.

As a result of large hail, a hail inspection must take place on all aircraft on the ground at DFW during the storm.

Forty (40) American Airlines and American Eagle flights were diverted and American Airlines has since flown the planes back to DFW.  American Airlines ran a limited operation on the afternoon and evening April 3, 2012.  Nearly 400 flights were cancelled as a result of the storm according to an airline spokesperson.

Southwest Airlines cancelled at least 40 flights at Dallas Love Field on April 3, but only had two aircraft on the ground when the storms hit.

The storms which hit the DFW area spawned tornadoes across the greater Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, causing widespread significant damage.  An emergency was declared in Arlington, Tarrant County, Texas, and other areas of the greater Dallas/Fort Worth area.


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