Flights could resume today at Cape Girardeau airport

Thursday, September 13, 2001

Operations at the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport could resume as early as noon today, airport manager Bruce Loy said.

"Unless I get a different directive, it will still be status quo," Loy said. "That means it will be a complete shutdown until at least noon."

Loy said that excludes air ambulance services and the military.

Corporate Airlines regional manager Larry Graff said that all of the travelers who had been stranded Tuesday after the Federal Aviation Administration grounded all air service nationwide had found their own transportation home.

Graff confirmed that they may be allowed to resume flights at noon.

"The time was changed three times already, but that's the latest information we have," he said.

The airport came to a standstill Tuesday after two planes crashed into the World Trade Center towers in New York and a plane crashed into the Pentagon near Washington.

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