Misplaced lines on tarmac cause panic at Louisiana airport

DIM BULB: Officials at Monroe Regional Airport in Louisiana panicked when it seemed the passenger-loading bridges at their new stimulus-funded $36 million terminal were built too short to reach the airliners. But a recheck of the measurements revealed that the only problem was that the landing position marks were painted 30 feet too far out on the runways. So a quick repaint was the only fix necessary to enable passengers to walk directly into the aircraft.

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