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Hurricane Sandy affecting some Jackson flights

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Hurricane Sandy's winds forced flight cancellations Monday out of Jackson- Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport.

The airport authority says two flights bound for Washington, D. C. have been cancelled.  Another flight scheduled to arrive in Jackson from Washington has also been grounded.

Air traffic across the country is expected to be impacted as the monster storm approaches the eastern seaboard.

Flightaware.com reports Hurricane Sandy has cancelled 13,785 flights.  7,670 flights impacted U. S. travelers and tourists, what's more, 4,815 flights have been cancelled for Tuesday.

Meanwhile, 26 airmen from the 172nd Security Forces Squadron, 172nd Airlift Wing were supposed to return home to Jackson Monday.  But, Hurricane Sandy grounded the group in Baltimore, Maryland.

The national guardsmen have been serving in Afghanistan and are expected to return to Mississippi in the next two days.

Current flight status information for those flights scheduled to operate in and out of Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport can be found at www.jmaa.com.

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