Flights Canceled/Delayed In Denver After Hail

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DENVER (AP) -- Dozens of flights have been canceled or delayed at Denver International Airport following a hail storm that damaged planes and stranded about 1,000 passengers overnight.

FAA spokesman Mike Fergus says about 40 planes were damaged and about 80 flights were canceled Thursday.

Airport spokeswoman Laura Coale says all planes damaged by hail in Wednesday night's storm must be evaluated and that process is slowing operations. She says some planes also are being taken out of service because of damage, but it wasn't immediately clear how many.

The hail was about three-quarters of an inch in diameter and caused some flight delays and cancellations Wednesday.

Coale says the stranded passengers weren't given blankets or cots because the airlines didn't request help accommodating them.

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