You know it's a White Christmas in Wyoming when a snow plow gets stuck. That's what happened at the Jackson Hole Airport on Tuesday when a plow blew a tire on the runway, forcing several flights to be diverted.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board says a combination of mechanical failure and inadequate monitoring by the pilot likely caused an American Airlines passenger jet to go off the runway at Jackson Hole Airport...
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — An industry observer says the American Airlines bankruptcy proceedings should not disrupt winter service to Jackson Hole.
Mike Gierau (JEE’-uh-roo) of Jackson Hole Air Improvement Resources says he doesn’t think the bankruptcy filing will effect service in the long term either.
(courtesy of Jackson Hole Airport)
This last year the Jackson Hole Airport experienced an unusually high number of incidents involving planes traveling past the end of a runway. To improve the safety and quality of the runway a 700ft safety overrun was constructed and is now completed.
On Wednesday, an American Airlines jet passed the end of Jackson Hole's only runway. Nobody on board was injured and the plane was not damaged.
Spokesman for the Airlines Ed Martelle said Flight 2253 which was coming from Chicago "had a long rollout" on its landing at 11:37 a...