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Tue May 26, 2015, 08:45 PM

Sinkhole near runway disrupts traffic at DFW

D/FW AIRPORT — Hundreds of flights were delayed at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport on Tuesday after one of its four main runways was shut down because of a nearby sinkhole.

Airport airfield inspectors found the sinkhole in a grassy area about 250 feet between a taxiway and runway 18L, which sits just west of Terminals B and D, airport spokesman David Magaña said in a statement. The sinkhole, estimated at 25 feet by 25 feet, is toward the south end of the runway.

“Crews discovered that a section of a storm drain had become dislodged from the main storm drain line, creating erosion of the soil around the storm drain,” Magaña said. “The engineering analysis determined that the integrity of the runway itself is intact, and the runway was unaffected by the soil erosion.”

The runway reopened about 6 p.m.

Construction crews will excavate and repair the storm drain starting on Wednesday morning. The runway will not need to be closed to complete the repairs, Magaña said.

Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/news/business/aviation/sky-talk-blog/article22329858.html#storylink=cpy

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TexasTowelie May 2015 OP
elleng May 2015 #1
hollysmom May 2015 #2
elleng May 2015 #3
w8liftinglady May 2015 #4

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2015, 08:47 PM

1. 'SOMEONE' saying something(s) to Texas, you think???

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Response to elleng (Reply #1)

Tue May 26, 2015, 08:58 PM

2. direct path to hell?

with this rain and all that fracking, there are going to be a lot of holes, not counting the ones in the texas state government's representative's heads.

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Response to hollysmom (Reply #2)

Tue May 26, 2015, 09:08 PM

3. Something like that.

Thinking of the 'representatives,' and constantly amazed at how they get and stay there (even understanding the system. EDUCATION, anyone???)

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2015, 01:26 AM

4. Do you think oil/gas has anything to do with it?

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