Midwest Flights Grounded After Radar Fire; Strange Situation

Flights have been grounded in the Midwest after a fire broke out in a radar facility AND a man was found with self-inflicted wounds within the building.  It is unclear if the two are connected yet.

From the Chicago Tribune:

 The Federal Aviation Administration said no planes in the United States destined to cross the Midwest would be allowed to depart until at least 10 a.m.

As of 8:30 a.m., 435 flights had been canceled at O’Hare and 395 delayed, according to FlightStats, which collects data from airports and airlines. At Midway, nearly 100 flights have been canceled and nearly 40 delayed.

Southwest Airlines told passengers at Midway that all of its flights there have been canceled until noon.

Read the article for more details.

The ground stop is until “at least 10 a.m.,” which means as details unfold, it can get pushed forward.

Edit:  Thanks to CCORD for updating me that it is now until at least noon.

Edit:  It is now until at least 7PM .  For live updates, go to ABC Chicago.


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  1. Per latest report on WGN news ground stop is until at least noon. People are being rebooked for tomorrow or later.

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