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Posted at 11:23 AM ET, 12/10/2011

October snow causes flight delays

The Bureau of Transportation Statistics says the earlier information it released was incorrect.

According to spokesman Dave Smallen, the most delayed flight was JetBlue 1179 from Boston to Newark, which was not on time 59 percent of the time, averaging 112 minutes late.

A regular flight from Dulles International Airport to Louisville, Ky., was the most delayed flight in the United States in October, according to the federal Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

According to the monthly report from the Department of Transportation, ExpressJet Flight 5930 “was 30 minutes late or canceled 70 percent of he time, averaging 129 minutes late.”

The news was released as part of the agency’s airline on-time data reporting.

DOT also reported that airlines recorded seven domestic flight tarmac delays of more than three hours and 11 international flight delays of more than four hours during the month. The tarmac delays all occurred on Oct. 29 and involved flights bound for John F. Kennedy International or Newark Liberty airports, according to DOT, which said it is investigating.

The flight that spent the longest on the tarmac was JetBlue Flight 504 from Fort Lauderdale to Newark, which spent 454 minutes on the ground at Hartford after being diverted.

According to the Post’s Capital Weather Gang, the early snow that swept into parts of the Washington region this fall occurred on Oct. 29. CWG member Andrew Freedman later described the storm as “a crippling wallop to parts of the mid-Atlantic and Northeast.”

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