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Dallas-area flights delayed after air traffic controllers forced to evacuate on the reports of the smoke at the airport

Flights in the Dallas area were delayed on Wednesday afternoon, when air traffic controllers were forced to evacuate the Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON) after a report of smoke in the building.
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Flights in the Dallas area were delayed on Wednesday afternoon, when air traffic controllers were forced to evacuate the Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON) after a report of smoke in the building.

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Authorities are investigating the source of the smoke at the airport of Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, FAA official Lynn Lunsford said was possible from the ongoing construction work.

A ground stop in place to assist in the management of air traffic in the area. DFW TRACON airspace, manages the largest part of North Texas, including at the airport of Dallas Love Field.

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Controllers in the TRACON room were moved to the two control towers at DFW, so limited service could resume on the two airports.

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