Monday, October 3, 2011

U.S Airport sues Secret Service

Posted by –Neelam Mathews
Oct 3, 2011

Could this happen in India? Marlboro Airport, a small airport in Massachusetts controlled by a real estate corporation, is suing the US Secret Service blaming the unauthorised motorcade for President Barack Obama last year that caused over $670,000 in damage to its airstrip.

Obama will not be welcome again at Marlboro Airport, located in the city of Marlborough, Massachusetts, without all parties signing a prior agreement specifying "who will be responsible for what", Robert Stetson, the airport's majority-owner, was quoted saying.

The numerous vehicles, including SUVs, fire trucks, armed limousines and police cars, that met the Marine One helicopter when it landed on April 1, 2010, wrecked the 1,659 ft. runway and surrounding turf, said Stetson.

Stetson said the vehicles in Obama's motorcade were not cleared to use it, because it's designed only for light aircraft.

The airport's owners filed an Unfair and Deceptive Trade lawsuit alleging the Secret Service did not verify the airport's weight limits.

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