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Owls Head Airport Updates Safety Measures
12/06/2012 10:17 AM ET  

Officials say the new measures are scheduled to be introduced today at a meeting of the airport advisory committee's subcommittee on operations safety and maintenance, in the wake of a crash last month that killed three.

OWLS HEAD, Maine (AP) _ The Knox County Regional Airport in Owls Head is taking new safety measures following a plane crash last month that killed three people.

Two students and a recent graduate of the University of Maine who were all members of the same fraternity died in the Nov. 16 crash when their plane hit a pickup truck that was crossing a runway on takeoff. The truck driver was cleared of wrongdoing.

Airport manager Jeff Northgraves says the new measures are scheduled to be introduced Thursday at a meeting of the airport advisory committee's subcommittee on operations safety and maintenance.

He tells The Portland Press Herald they include flashing and rotating beacon lights on all airport vehicles and a new road at the end of the runway.

The crash remains under investigation.


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