Man’s body found on runway at Detroit airport

Man’s body found on runway at Detroit airport

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An autopsy is scheduled Thursday, Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office spokesman Lloyd Jackson said.

The airport, better known as City Airport, has two runways and is separated from surrounding neighborhoods by chain-link fencing.

Industrial properties and mostly vacant lots are along the airport’s western edge. A cemetery sits next to it. Homes are also in the area.

Pro Air, the last commercial carrier to fly out of the airport, stopped service in 2000. Now, the airport primarily handles air cargo flights. About 25 flights go in and out daily, airport director Jason Watt said.



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