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Coyote explores Gillespie Field

Flights delayed 20 minutes

(Photo by Christopher Bruno/Wikimedia Commons)
(Photo by Christopher Bruno/Wikimedia Commons)

At 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 12, the normal traffic pattern at Gillespie Field was interrupted when a coyote decided to take a tour of the field.

Six aircraft were ordered by the control tower to "go around: they were set up for a landing and instructed to abort their approach, apply full power, and climb back up to circle the field again.

Wile E. wandered onto the main runway, took a tour between runways, and continued his hunt for the Roadrunner onto the shorter north-south runway. Pilots approaching the field were warned and responding on the radio with "Watching for coyote traffic.” The interruption lasted about 20 minutes.

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(Photo by Christopher Bruno/Wikimedia Commons)
(Photo by Christopher Bruno/Wikimedia Commons)

At 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 12, the normal traffic pattern at Gillespie Field was interrupted when a coyote decided to take a tour of the field.

Six aircraft were ordered by the control tower to "go around: they were set up for a landing and instructed to abort their approach, apply full power, and climb back up to circle the field again.

Wile E. wandered onto the main runway, took a tour between runways, and continued his hunt for the Roadrunner onto the shorter north-south runway. Pilots approaching the field were warned and responding on the radio with "Watching for coyote traffic.” The interruption lasted about 20 minutes.

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hahahahaha, Wildlife wants their land back

March 13, 2013

Wile E. Coyote--super genius.

March 13, 2013

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