More Flights Canceled At DFW

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - American Airlines had canceled another 296 flights as it works to replace or repair dozens of planes grounded in North Texas because of hail damage.

Spokeswoman Andrea Huguely said the cancellations on Friday affect flights in and out of Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.

The planes were caught in storms Tuesday that pounded the airport and spawned about a dozen tornadoes in North Texas.

Since the storms hit, American and its American Eagle affiliate have canceled about 1,600 flights, but with fewer cancellations each day. Huguely said only 27 cancellations are planned for Saturday as American gradually returns to normal operations.

Newschannel 6 asked officials about flight schedule changes at the Wichita Falls Municipal Airport. They said all flights on Friday will be as scheduled.

The airlines identified 108 planes for inspections shortly after the hailstorms.

American and Eagle are owned by Fort Worth-based AMR Corp.