Sticky situation cancels local flight

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Sticky situation cancels local flight

Wet sealant coats plane’s tire; pilot deems it unsafe
The tire of a United Express jet picked up a layer of sealant and runway Thursday afternoon when it ran over a taxiway being patched at the Durango-La Plata County Airport.
A United Express aircraft’s tire was damaged after rolling over a recently sealed area Thursday at Durango-La Plata County Airport. Director of Aviation Ron Dent observes as Shawn Cabaniss applies a sealant, left, and David Miller completes the operation to patch cracks on the taxiway.
Ron Dent, director of aviation at the Durango-La Plata County Airport, inspects patched cracks on the taxiway where a United Express aircraft’s tire was damaged Thursday after rolling over a recently sealed area.

Sticky situation cancels local flight

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The tire of a United Express jet picked up a layer of sealant and runway Thursday afternoon when it ran over a taxiway being patched at the Durango-La Plata County Airport.
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A United Express aircraft’s tire was damaged after rolling over a recently sealed area Thursday at Durango-La Plata County Airport. Director of Aviation Ron Dent observes as Shawn Cabaniss applies a sealant, left, and David Miller completes the operation to patch cracks on the taxiway.
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Ron Dent, director of aviation at the Durango-La Plata County Airport, inspects patched cracks on the taxiway where a United Express aircraft’s tire was damaged Thursday after rolling over a recently sealed area.
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