McGhee Tyson storing aircraft amid coronavirus pandemic & historic lows of airport traffic

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — With Tennesseans stuck at home and airport traffic at a historic low, McGhee Tyson Airport joins airports around the world by temporarily storing aircraft instead of having them up in the skies.

The airport tweeted a video to Twitter Wednesday morning showing the grounded planes:

WATE 6 On Your Side is told there are more than 40 aircraft currently packed on McGhee Tyson’s runway and taxiway system.

An area that generally stays busy year-round.

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