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  • Airport's Social Media Effort Provides First Look, Info On Rejected Takeoff
    Posted by Sean Broderick 4:34 PM on Feb 08, 2010

    Charleston, West Virginia's Yeager Airport halted operations this morning when Delta Flight 6121, a Bombardier CRJ, aborted a takeoff and was stuck on the runway with some minor damage, including two blown main landing gear tires.

    Yeager is one of many airports using social media to communicate with customers--and, in some cases, pass along news in the process. Check out the airport's Twitter feed for links to a few pics of the stranded CRJ, and see its Facebook page for more updates.

    The Delta incident is the second rejected takeoff in a month at the airport. On January 19, a US Airways Express CRJ was involved in a runway excursion when it went into the EMAS installed at the end of Runway 23. EMAS manufacturer ESCO has a few photos here.

    Tags: om99, EMAS, Delta

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