A runway doused by a summer storm, a delayed lift dump deployment and a fateful decision to try again.
On the morning of July 31, 2008, a low-pressure system immediately west of the border intersections of North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota anchored a stationary front extending southeast across southern Minnesota and Wisconsin. The system produced generally nasty weather in the area of the Owatonna, Minn., Degner Regional Airport (OWA), about 70 miles south of Minneapolis. A large organized area of radar echoes over southern Minnesota extended over the Owatonna area into northern ...
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