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Byline: The Register-Guard

Two hundred feet above the ground, electricians for Olsson Industrial, Jeff Jacobson (above left) and Dana Gillespie, let loose of a broken 50-pound light assembly as it is carried away by a Weyerhaeuser helicopter. Doug Heer (left) carries the broken light assembly away after it was dropped into a nearby field. The old beacon, which had a broken lens, was installed about 45 years ago to warn low-flying aircraft from the nearby Springfield Airport. The airport is long gone, but Weyerhaeuser decided to replace the 36-inch light for historic preservation reasons.

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CHRIS PIETSCH / The Register-Guard Two hundred feet above the ground, electricians for Olsson Industrial, Jeff Jacobson (above left) and Dana Gillespie, let loose of a broken 50-pound light assembly as it is carried away by a Weyerhaeuser helicopter. Doug Heer (left) carries the broken light assembly away after it was dropped into a nearby field. The old beacon, which had a broken lens, was installed about 45 years ago to warn low-flying aircraft from the nearby Springfield Airport. The airport is long gone, but Weyerhaeuser decided to replace the 36-inch light for historic preservation reasons.
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Title Annotation:General News
Publication:The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Date:Oct 9, 2002
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