Passengers Still Stranded at Reno-Tahoe Airport

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(Sacramento, CA)
Monday, November 29, 2004
Thousands of travelers with reservations to and from the Reno/Tahoe airport found themselves grounded Saturday when flights were cancelled or delayed during a snowstorm. It wasn’t the weather that disrupted operations. The equipment that guides pilots when visibility is low malfunctioned. Some passengers managed to find rare openings on other flights, but most had to be re-booked, many on planes that aren’t scheduled until today or tomorrow, according to airport spokeswoman, Trish Tucker. TUCKER :09—They’re not waiting at the airport. I’m sure they went back, if they were staying with loved ones with them or to local hotels if that was necessary. Tucker says the instrument landing equipment that malfunctioned is maintained by the Federal Aviation Administration, and it was the second time in six weeks that it has failed to work properly. Bob Hensley KXJZ News.