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Airfield lighting system problem causes flight to TCRA to be diverted

Hank Hayes — Kingsport Times-News • Sep 25, 2013 at 10:36 AM

BLOUNTVILLE - A Monday evening Delta Connection flight coming into Tri-Cities Regional Airport had to be diverted to Knoxville after problems developed with the airfield lighting system, TCRA Executive Director Patrick Wilson said.TCRA completed a $15.7 million resurfacing of its main runway last weekend — a move that forced the airport to be shut down two weekends in a row.But a portion of one of the airfield lighting systems temporarily went out of service Monday around 7:15 p.m.

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