KEARNEY — Commercial air service was scheduled to resume at 4 p.m. today (Wednesday) with a United Express flight from Kearney Regional Airport to Denver.
Flights were canceled indefinitely Tuesday because weather equipment operated at the Kearney airport by the Federal Aviation Administration was damaged in a powerful storm Monday night.
According to Airport Manager Jim Lynaugh, FAA technicians were dispatched from Grand Island and a part to repair the weather equipment was over-nighted to Kearney, making the repair possible.
Lynaugh said the wind indicator on the weather equipment was damaged, but he was uncertain if the damage was caused by wind or hail.
As a result of damage, flights to and from Denver serviced by United Express were canceled. Passengers were directed to contact the airline at 800-United1 for flight updates.