Power to Scone Airport runway cut

August 4, 2023 7:13 am in by
The Scone Airport runway in darkness on Wednesday night after the power was disconnected earlier in the day. Image: Darren Cutrupi

Planes have been prevented from landing at Scone Airport after power was disconnected earlier this week.

The Hunter Valley Newsroom can exclusively reveal a flight was forced to redirect to Tamworth on Wednesday night after the pilot was unable to activate the runway lighting to land.

An investigation found the meter box had a message the power had been disconnected and to contact the retailer.

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We have reached out to the Upper Hunter Shire Council, which operates the airport, and the power supplier, AGL for comment.

The entrance to Scone Airport entrance on Wednesday night light up while the tarmac and runway was pitch black. Image: Darren Cutrupi

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