General DeWitt Spain Airport

May 26, 2011 - 3:00pm

General DeWitt Spain Airport (M01) in Memphis, Tenn., has been closed since May 4 by the epic flooding of the Mississippi River. Home to more than 70 aircraft (including several turboprops), the general aviation airport was under as much as 12 feet of water, according to a Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority spokesman. In 1987 the authority built a levee to protect the airport from the nearby river.

May 10, 2011 - 11:00am

General DeWitt Spain Airport (M01) in Memphis has been closed since last Wednesday due to the flooding from the Mississippi River. The general aviation airport–home to more than 70 aircraft, including several turboprops–is currently under more than six feet of water, according to a Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority spokesman. In 1987, the authority built a levee to protect the airport from the nearby river.

 
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