Plane clips power line

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Photo by Gretel Daugherty

An L39 single-engine Learjet sits on the tarmac Thursday after an emergency landing outside the Gateway Canyons building at Grand Junction Regional Airport, after clipping a power line cable and losing a piece of its wing near the Colorado River roller dam in De Beque Canyon. The plane landed safely, but it caused plenty of damage to multiple vehicles on Interstate 70 in the canyon beforehand. No one was injured.


Cable wire lashes like whip, smashing several windshields

In a lucky twist of fate, no one was hurt Thursday afternoon after the pilot of a single-
engine, jet fighter-style airplane clipped a cable spanning the Colorado River, lost a piece of a wing on Interstate 70 and sent the cable wire smashing into vehicles traveling the highway.

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Rules aim to protect habitat of imperiled bird in 10 states

One major step remains to preserve the greater sage grouse, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said Thursday, but she’ll take a hands-off approach to it.


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