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Offline PaulH2015

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Spy on the ground holds up 558
« on: June 24, 2015, 12:29:48 PM »
Wife was on a Power on Experience Sunday 21st while I was on the mound.  Couldn't believe it when a surveillance Islander declared an emergency with a puncture and came to a halt in the middle of the runway just before takeoff.  The fire crews checked it out, and I was concerned that the takeoff might be cancelled as 558 was already waiting on the taxyway burning fuel.  But eventually the Islander taxyed off followed by the tenders, then a check of the whole runway had to be done.  She got off about 40 minutes late, with Bicester having to be cancelled because of the fuel lost.