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Surprise Runway Seal Delays Alaska Airlines Flight

Surprise Runway Seal Delays Alaska Airlines Flight
Ryan Boyd

On Monday, a flight set to depart from Barrow, Alaska was delayed after a seal wandered onto the runway.

Posted by Scott Babcock on Monday, October 23, 2017

One air traffic controller commented:

“It didn’t wanna leave. Kept biting at the running board on the truck I was in. Trying to get it off runway so [Alaska Airlines] could leave […] I poked it a few times with a big wrench and it loved that.”

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