OPNLguy
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STL Hailstorm Damage

Thu Apr 12, 2001 7:11 am



FYI,

STL had a thunderstorm roll through last night that dropped golfball-sized on the airport and the aircraft parked there. TWA has something like 30 aircraft there, and 22-25 were damaged badly enough to be grounded. As usual, the damages to composite structures and control surfaces was pretty bad.

http://www.kmov.com/news/News_stories/NEWS_010411_news_jets_damaged.html
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Guest

RE: STL Hailstorm Damage

Thu Apr 12, 2001 7:50 am

 Sad

I hope that doesn't impact my trip on Friday..CLE-DTW-STL-MEM-BNA and back on NW.
 
vngd4me
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RE: STL Hailstorm Damage

Thu Apr 12, 2001 8:09 am

Heard this on the news this AM here in Kansas City. They said flights will most likely be effected for at least a few days if not longer & that many MCI TWA flights had been cancelled. They said that 23 planes were badly damaged & inoperable at the time. Yikes.

I doub't your Trip will be affected Cle_tim if you're flying NW, it sounds like TWA was the main one with a problem.
 
Guest

RE: STL Hailstorm Damage

Thu Apr 12, 2001 8:11 am

This is the last thing TWA needs right now...wait...now that the big bAAd wolf swallowed them up, American has to pay for it. Ha ha ha!!!!!!!!
 
goingboeing
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RE: STL Hailstorm Damage

Thu Apr 12, 2001 10:45 am

Wrong Kona...AA's INSURANCE company has to pay for it.