CONWAY, Ark. (AP) - Officials say Conway's new airport is set to open later this summer.
Airport manager Josh Zylks says Aug. 14 is the targeted opening date, though that may be pushed back because of recent rains. The new airport will be known as Cantrell Field and will be located in the Lollie Bottoms area of Conway.
City leaders had long talked about the need for a new airport, but the project was given more priority after a pilot crashed his plane into a home near Conway's current airport in 2007. The pilot was killed in the crash, along with a woman in the house.
According to the Log Cabin Democrat (http://bit.ly/1uFCFQI ), the new airport's location will offer more space for pilots who need to make an emergency landing.
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