Skip to comments.Report: Reagan Washington National Airport Flights Grounded
Posted on 09/16/2013 6:44:56 AM PDT by kristinn
On board flight out of #DCA. Still on runway. Flight crew just told us "all planes have been grounded indefinitely." No reason given.@wusa9
FAA Status map says Ground Stop due to “Other/Security”
Perhaps they suspect the shooter has a Benghazi import on his person.
U.S. Capitol Police confirmed enhanced security at the Capitol, but no immediate threat.
Reports began circulating around 9:30 a.m. that the suspect was down, but D.C. police said the suspect is still on the loose and hiding between floors.
Like a MANPAD?
Stopping DCA traffic would give the law enforcement helos more flex regarding flight locations etc
Due to OTHER / SECURITY, there is a Traffic Management Program in effect for traffic arriving Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington, DC (DCA).
General Departure Delays: Because a traffic management program is delaying some arriving flights, departing flight schedules may be affected.
General Arrival Delays: Arrival traffic is experiencing airborne delays of 15 minutes or less.
Because of the Navy Yard, even though it’s clear across a very busy town.
Interesting. The popup box says “ground stop”, but if you click for more info, it says nothing about a “ground stop”.
Back in the real world news.....
Navy Yard is in Washington, D.C., across the Potomac River from Reagan National Airport. Reagan National is next to southern Arlington, Virginia near the border with Alexandria.
Obama about to pop out of the wardrobe...
Radio news says additional airport in NYC closed.
Down river from the Naval Yard but could expose a plane to an idiot ground fire and I imagine there is lots of helo activity as well.
I guess you’re right, as the crow flies. But logistically it’s quite a ride or row to get between.
shelter in place, dhimmis...
Live activity Washington D.C. police, fire, EMS:
Lots of activity as of 10:00 AM eastern time.
The first responders have called in their “mass casualty group” of responders. This does NOT mean there are mass casualties.
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