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18 Jan 2019 | 03:12 PM UTC

US: Omaha Eppley Airfield (OMA) temporarily suspends operations Jan. 18

Airport authorities temporarily suspend operations at Omaha Eppley Airfield (OMA) following runway incident on January 18; flight disruptions expected



Officials at Omaha Eppley Airfield (OMA) temporarily suspended operations following a runway incident at approximately 14:00 (local time) on Friday, January 18. Local reports indicate a Southwest Airlines flight slid off the runway due to poor weather conditions; there were no immediate reports of injuries. The Omaha metropolitan area (Nebraska) is under a Winter Weather Advisory as freezing rain and snow are forecast in the region. Flight disruptions are expected at OMA in the coming hours.


Travelers flying to or from OMA are advised to confirm the status of their flights and anticipate continuing flight disruptions (e.g. delays and cancelations).

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