GJ airport scrutinized after air duct falls

Posted at 6:32 AM, Dec 30, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-30 08:32:21-05

An upcoming review of operations at the Grand Junction Regional Airport will focus on passenger safety after a portion of an air duct fell from the terminal ceiling.

The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reports that no injuries were reported when the duct fell Sunday.

Private consulting firm Mead and Hunt had planned to look at what the airport might do with an unfinished administration building at its upcoming review, but after the mishap this weekend, priorities have shifted.

After Mead and Hunt completes the safety and efficiency examinations of the terminal, it will turn its attention to the administration building and try to figure out how it fits with the rest of the terminal.

Officials say the wintertime freeze-thaw cycle likely caused the duct to fall.