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VIDEO: Wind Gusts Push Plane Away From Gate

An American Airlines airplane is pushed away from the gate at DFW International Airport | Image by WFAA

Intense storms on Tuesday that brought flooding, strong winds, and hail to the metroplex also wreaked havoc at the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport.

At DFW airport, wind gusts hit 77 miles per hour. The winds were so strong that they pushed an American Airlines 737-800 plane away from the gate, as seen in a post on X by Breaking Aviation News & Videos. The video shows the plane, with its door open, pivoting away from the gate at a 90-degree angle, stopping short before the left wing hit the terminal gate.

Another account, FL360aero, shared additional photos and videos of the scene at DFW. The post also highlighted a warehouse near the airport that was damaged by the storm.

American Airlines is working with maintenance teams to conduct inspections and make any needed repairs. The airline stated that the winds affected several unoccupied aircraft, WFAA reported.

DFW Airport issued a statement via X on Tuesday morning reminding customers to check their flight status, as flights would likely be delayed due to the storm conditions. They also warned customers to take safety precautions when traveling to and from the airport.

By 12:30 p.m., 13% of flights out of DFW International Airport and 13% of flights out of Dallas Love Field had been canceled, as The Dallas Morning News reported. Additionally, 28% of flights out of DFW and 30% out of DAL were delayed.

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