Weather causes flight delays, damages plane at Newark airport
NEWARK— A line of strong thunderstorms, high winds and heavy rain caused extensive delays on flights arriving at Newark Liberty International Airport Sunday.
According to the Federal Aviation Administration, thunderstorms and weather conditions led to "a Traffic Management Program in effect" for traffic arriving at the airport.
A travel alert posted by the FAA states that the airport was implementing "gate hold and taxi delays." The delays are causing some arriving flights to be delayed an average of nearly two-and-a-half hours, Sunday's alert stated.
The high wind caused by the storms also damaged a Scandanavian Airways plane at Newark airport, according to NJ.com. A mobile stairway used for boarding and deplaning was pushed against the plane by the wind. No injuries were reported, the article states.
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