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Delays reported at Dayton airport after weather, military accident

Published: Friday, June 23, 2017 @ 1:48 PM
By: Will Garbe, Kara Driscoll - Staff Writer

Delays have been reported at Dayton International Airport, where severe weather is striking and a military plane has crashed during Dayton Air Show practice.

Flights have already been delayed or cancelled in and out of the Dayton International Airport. Four morning flights to Chicago, Newark and Charlotte were cancelled, while several other flights were delayed.

At least four more departures are delayed this afternoon, according to flydayton.com.

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Around 1:30 p.m., United Airlines told this newsroom its operations were not impacted by the crash. Allegiant Air’s one flight today is already complete, a spokeswoman said. American Airlines also said operations were not impacted by the accident.

Approximately 1,612 flight delays were reported within, into or out of the United States so far today, according to Flight Aware. Approximately 203 flights have been cancelled within, into or out of the U.S. today — with Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey and Chicago O’Hare International Airport leading the way in the U.S. with the most cancellations.

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It’s difficult to measure direct impact from a storm because of connecting flights and final destinations, Dayton airport spokeswoman Linda Hughes told this newspaper in a previous interview. If a flight is on time at the Dayton airport, it doesn’t mean a connecting flight at another airport won’t be cancelled or delayed on the way to a final destination.