Flights resume at Kearney airport after storm damage leads to some cancellations

KEARNEY, Neb. — Commercial air service resumed Wednesday afternoon at the Kearney Regional Airport after damage from a Monday storm was repaired.

Federal Aviation Administration officials reported that the Automated Weather Observation System (AWOS) was back up and running, according to the airport. United Express said that Wednesday’s flight from Denver to Kearney was scheduled to arrive in Kearney on time at 3:43 p.m. and that subsequent flights were back on schedule.

Flights had been canceled indefinitely Tuesday because of damage to weather equipment operated by the FAA.

FAA technicians were dispatched from Grand Island, and a part to repair the weather equipment was overnighted to Kearney, making the repair possible, said Airport Manager Jim Lynaugh.

He said the wind indicator on the weather equipment was damaged, but he was uncertain whether the damage was caused by wind or by hail.

As a result of damage, flights to and from Denver serviced by United Express were canceled.

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