Gas Pipeline Blast Damages Runway

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 @ 12:02 PM gHale


The Panola County Airport-Sharpe Field in Carthage, TX, closed down after a pipeline explosion destroyed part of the runway.

A blowout in a DCP Midstream pipeline occurred around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday near the northern end of runway 17, airport officials said.

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There were no injuries in the incident.

A hole in the runway measured 12 feet deep and 30 feet in diameter, said airport officials.

The airport will end up closed indefinitely while officials replace the pipeline and repairs end up conducted on the runway.



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