SophieMaltese From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2064 posts, RR: 3 Reply 6, posted (12 years 3 months 16 hours ago) and read 1685 times:
Well, when I was in high school, a friend of mine INSISTED that at night you could drive on the runways at the New Orleans Lakefront airport. Luckily, I didn't trust his opinion, and we never did it. Of course, the guy at Gisborne was 39 years old, so I'm not sure what his excuse could possibly be. Inebriation?
B744 From New Zealand, joined Dec 1999, 491 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (12 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1585 times:
'Inebriation'? - you have to wonder, huh? Here's an update, but they still haven't said why it was there.
By the way - great picture CPDC10-30.
Police have named a man killed when the car he was in drove off the end of the runway at Gisborne airport early on Saturday.
Ross Kenneth Burgess, 38, of Levin, was a front seat passenger and appeared not to have been wearing a seatbelt when the car crashed about 2am, Gisborne police said.
The vehicle left the end of the runway, crashed through a fence and crossed a road bordering the airport before landing on its side and roof.
A 37-year-old woman was treated for moderate spine and shoulder injuries. A 37-year-old man and 26-year-old woman had moderate injuries.
Senior Sergeant Tony Gibson of Gisborne police told NZPA today an investigation into the crash was still being carried out and no charges had been laid.
Police have not yet been able to say why the car was on the runway.
An airport spokesman said no flights were disrupted because of the accident.