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Winds Topple Over Plane at El Paso International Airport

Winds Topple Over Plane at El Paso International Airport
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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. 

Stay with ktsm.com for more updates on this developing story, and watch our 10:00 p.m. newscast. 

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Probably EPCC.

By definition, taxi: "To move slowly on the ground or on the surface of the water before takeoff or after landing." It has nothing to do with "meaning the pilot was awaiting further instructions for takeoff." What journalism school did this reporter attend?

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