Cape Girardeau Regional Airport

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Cape Girardeau Regional Airport has received $600,000 in a new grant that will allow them to undertake a handful of new projects. 

Airport Manager Bruce Loy says formerly, the airport had not qualified for a grant of this size due to a fewer number of passengers. They had received other, smaller grants from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), each amounting to around $150,000.

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“Typically, a recruiting office doesn’t call in an Army spy plane.” says staff sergeant Bill McDonald.

The plane - also referred to as an MC-12M Enhanced Medium Altitude Reconaissance & Surveillance System Aircraft - was on display Thursday at the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport in coordination with the Army Cape Girardeau Recruiting Office.

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Every month, we sit down with Cape Girardeau mayor Bob Fox to find out what’s happening in city government. In our latest conversation, we discussed the "Yes Cape Schools" bond issue before voters in April, the Capital Improvement Plan for 2019-2024, the success seen at the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport after making Chicago its new destination, and how the St. Louis city and county merger could affect municipalities hours away and the state as a whole. 

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Every month, we sit down with Cape Girardeau Mayor, Bob Fox to find out what’s happening in city government. In our latest conversation, we discussed the possibility of a new building for city hall, the proclamation of Cape Girardeau as a Purple Heart City, and the recognition of first responders at last month’s fatal crash which took place at the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport.

 

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Updated // Wednesday, 4:52 p.m.

On Tuesday, a two-passenger aircraft flipped while landing at the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport.

According to the airport’s Facebook page, the private aircraft flipped around 11 a.m yesterday. Emergency personnel transported both passengers, Lowell Peterson and Jack Mehner, to local hospitals due to serious injuries.

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