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Tornado Touchdown Near Dallas Ft. Worth Airport

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A tornado has touched down just south of Dallas Ft. Worth Airport and at present is on a heading for DFW. (airnation.net) More...

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Av8nut
Michael Fuquay 11
I'm sure the Dallas Cowboys stadium is okay, as it seems unlikely for any touchdown there. ;)
Alex13
Alejandro S 2
(Duplicate Squawk Submitted)

Tornados In Dallas Area Wreak Havoc, Damage Widespread, Airplanes Damaged At DFW Caused Cancellations

Strong storms and tornados erupted in the Dallas area resulting in widespread damage, some severe in localized areas and over 110 airplanes at DFW airport were also damaged causing flight cancellations and extensive delays.

http://www.thefloridanewsjournal.com/2012/04/03/tornados-dallas-area-wreak-havoc-damage-widespread-airplanes-damaged-dfw-caused-cancellat
ACE1
GEORGE VOSCH -2
I HOPE THAT ALL IS NORMAL NOW...I HAD A AUNT THAT WAS GOING THRU DFW. GOING TO ATL. THEN FINAL CVG.. HAVE NOT HEARD NOTHING.. HOW MENNY WHERE INJ. IN THAT MESS...IF YOU CAN ANS..
onsitemain
tony boyd 1
View photo of the large cell pass DFW on dollarshots.co
crk112
crk112 1
lol "we haven't CONFIRMED the baseball sized hail, that's just what we're reporting at this time"
preacher1
preacher1 1
FYI: I had a friend on facebook that lives over in Plano, that sent a couple of pictures. I dunno if they took the them over there or more over to DFW but there was defintely some in the area.
MiltonParks
Milton Bagby 1
Glad it was not any worse in Dallas. There was a lot of luck there.
Cannikin
Cannikin 1
I had the opportunity to tune in to ATC and watch FlightAware as it passed through. It was amazing seeing all that inbound traffic scatter like birds and take up holding patterns all over Texas and Oklahoma. One American Eagle took off from TUL and shorly after they did a figure 8 and headed back. DFW tower advised taxing aircraft to expect slippery conditions due to the amount of hail on the ramp. It was interesting to get to observe and listen to non-normal ops.
AAL411
I was monitoring LiveATC during the tornado spottings and passing, and let me tell you, it was an ordeal for ATC, pilots and the airlines operation. Inbound flights holding and diverted, outbound flights on the ground were ordered at first to hold and shut down, then to restart and go back to the ramp. Many pilots had to maneuver around other aircraft on the ground to taxii back to unknown ramp number, because the pilots were incommunicado with operations. Tower and ground ATC were very coordinated; and they were always looking out for the safety of the aircrafts.
skuttlerats
Jeffrey Babey 1
Hood Grace is SPAM. Should be removed from this board immediately.
HunterTS4
Toby Sharp 0
Baseball sized hail in Coppell, 3 NW of dfw
HunterTS4
Toby Sharp 0
......American had to get major damage on every aircraft they had on the ground.....The hail was terrible here....worst I've seen in my lifetime
tyketto
I'm sure that LiveATC feed is packed now.
dbrooks84
David Brooks 0
I watched the coverage on TV this afternoon. The tornadoes were south of DFW. There was a coverage where the tornado crossed over a large shipping company and the tornado was picking up and throwing trailers, some appeared to go up as high as 150 ft.
onceastudentpilot
tim mitchell 0
Was watching this as it unfolded on television at my towns local airport....Just seeing the damage that these storms caused and were causing really put things into perspective....Praying for all those affected by these storms and praying that everyone was and is able to find shelter as these storms continue.

cgalliand
Craig G 0
DFW didnt get hit, They had alot of hail and are inspecting the aircraft for damage. ALot of cancele3d flights yesterday. And I am sure some this morning.
racerman28
Were you at the airport Toby?
HunterTS4
Toby Sharp 0
In Coppell 3 miles away.
racerman28
I saw that on TV...it was crazy!
preacher1
preacher1 0
Last count was over 100 Aircraft with Hail damage, and over 400 flights cancelled. No Tornado hit at KDFW proper; damage and cancellations primarily caused by hail.
ACE1
GEORGE VOSCH -2
DID THE DFW GET HIT OR ANY INJ..
I HOPE NOT I HAD MY AUNT GOING THRU DFW THEN TO ATL ON TO OUR AIRPORT CVG..