Flights grounded after issue at FAA facility in Virginia

Judith Bessette
Julho 11, 2017

An evacuation at a Federal Aviation Administration air traffic control center in Leesburg, Va.is delaying flights around the region, authorities said Monday evening.

The airport said on Twitter around 6:30 p.m.it was in a ground stop, and inbound flights were being affected.

Dulles International Airport and Ronald Reagan National Airport were also in a ground stop.

"We are actively working to fully ventilate the facility", she said in an email to WTOP.

The facility stopped accepting new flights and handed off flights now in the air to other air traffic control facilities, Bergen said.

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At 8:38 p.m., Rinehart said the Hazmat team is monitoring air quality to see if it's safe to hand the building back over to FAA.

Flights in Baltimore are grounded after an FAA facility in Virginia had to be evacuated Monday evening.

The airports are experiencing delays and passengers are being advised to check with their airline about the status of their flight. The FAA says on its website that flights destined for Baltimore and Dulles won't be allowed to depart until after 10 p.m.

Bad news, Folks.next update from the FAA is at 10pm local.

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