Air Force Giants Grounded at Clinton National Airport

LITTLE ROCK, AR - The Little Rock Air Force Base was locked down for several hours on Wednesday. Some of its planes were grounded at the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport.

Three C-130 planes and their crews spent hours on the tarmac of the airport waiting for the lockdown to be lifted.

Shane Carter with the Clinton National Airport said, "We typically see C-130s here at the airport doing touch-and-go's for training missions.That wasn't quite the story today, as we had three C-130s that stayed here for a little more than 3 hours."

While the sight of an Air Force giant next to smaller planes may seem out of the ordinary airport officials tell us it's not.

Taylor Holbert, Director of Operations for Central Flying Service, said, "Dealing with the military aircraft is not out of the realm of our normal operations, so it's just kind of another day."

As the planes waited, air traffic in the Capital City continued as usual.

Carter said, "We continued with our operations normally so there wasn't any impact there. Our crews from the airport made sure those that were here were comfortable and we were ready to serve them until they left, but we were in it for the long haul, just as they were."

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