Sunday, April 13, 2014

Gilmer Municipal Airport (KJXI), Texas

Vandals damage lights at airport

Vandals struck at the Gilmer Municipal Airport last week, Gilmer Police Lt. Mark Case said.

They damaged or destroyed 18 runway lights.

Case said that at present there are no suspects, and the crime remains under investigation.

Anyone with information on the crime should call Gilmer Police at 903-843-5545.

Airport Board member Anson Young said that this is extremely hazardous for pilots trying to land at night.

Young also said perpetrators should note that tampering with lights or other 

airport safety equipment is a federal crime.