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Dallas flights grounded as air traffic facility with 3 positive Covid tests in a week is sanitized


#Two airports in #Dallas temporarily stopped incoming and departing flights due to a #Covid-19 required sanitization at an air control tower.

#Flights were subject to a ground stop at #Dallas #Love #Field and #Dallas-Fort #Worth #International airports #Wednesday, according to the #Federal #Aviation #Administration. A tweet from DFW said that the stoppage was due to a “required sanitization cleaning of offsite FAA facilities that control the airspace” around the airport.

“This will result in possible delays and cancellations,” DFW tweeted.

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The FAA told NBC #Dallas the stoppage was a combination of weather and #Covid-19 related issues.

#An online dashboard for the FAA’s facilities showed personnel tested positive at #Fort #Worth #Air #Route #Traffic #Control #Center three times in the past week, including a new positive on #Wednesday. The dashboard also states that the air tower required a cleaning between 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m local time.

#Daniel #Pitts told NBC #Dallas that he was on #American #Airlines #Flight 422 headed to #Fort #Lauderdale when a pilot told them the control tower was not operating due to #Covid-19. The passengers were allowed to deboard and return to the terminal.

The stoppages at DFW and #Love #Field were lifted by 5:30 p.m. local time, although both airports said to expect further delays.





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https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/dallas-flights-grounded-air-traffic-facility-3-positive-covid-tests-n1252579

##Dallas #flights #grounded #air #traffic #facility #positive ##Covid #tests #week #sanitized

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