Winds Topple Over Plane at El Paso International Airport
POSTED: Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - 7:50pm
UPDATED: Saturday, April 30, 2011 - 7:45pm
EL PASO-- High winds have caused a minor accident at the El Paso International Airport Tuesday afternoon.
Liz Bellegarde, public information officer for the EPIA, said a cargo plane, specifically a Cessna 208, was blown over by a gust of wind as the pilot was preparing to "taxi", meaning that the pilot was awaiting further instructions for take off. There were no other occupants in the plane, and the pilot is okay, Bellegarde said.
The code 3 alert came in at 6:57 p.m. and is still being investigated.
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