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2 planes slide off Williston airport strip

WILLISTON -- After two airplanes slid off the taxiway at Sloulin Field International Airport under icy conditions earlier this week, the Williston City Commission has approved buying more than $51,000 in anti-ice equipment.

WILLISTON - After two airplanes slid off the taxiway at Sloulin Field International Airport under icy conditions earlier this week, the Williston City Commission has approved buying more than $51,000 in anti-ice equipment.
Airport Manager Steven Kjergaard said the equipment was going to be in his 2016 budget, but requested the funding early after the Federal Aviation Administration and Sky West sent letters of investigation in regard to the incidents.
The equipment will be able to be transferred to the larger new Williston airport that is in the planning stages.
“We need to show the FAA and airlines we are proactive,” Kjergaard said. “This would be a very different investigation if someone were hurt or the aircrafts were badly damaged. We were very lucky.”

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