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Lightning strikes Columbia air passenger

COLUMBIA - Officials say lightning struck a female passenger who was getting off a plane at the Columbia Metropolitan Airport.Multiple media outlets report an airport spokeswoman says the woman, whose identity hasn't been given...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-06-29/lightning-strikes-columbia-a
SC plane crash kills real estate exec

...Authorities say an 85-year-old pilot reported engine trouble just before his fatal crash into a lake near the Columbia Metropolitan Airport.Saturday's crash killed Robert "Bob" Russell Jr. who helped start the giant Russell & Jeffcoat Real...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-05-25/sc-plane-crash-kills-real-es
In first visit to SC as president, Obama tells crowd to honor country's progress via service

...Accompanied by Rep. Jim Clyburn, D-S.C., and Attorney General Eric Holder, Obama was greeted at the Columbia Metropolitan Airport by Gov. Nikki Haley and Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin. He also greeted and shook hands with a crowd of guests...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-03-06/1st-visit-sc-president-obama-tells-
Augusta to Washington direct flight announced

...can be dozens of trips to Washington in a given month, he said.Giusti said a lot of SRS officials who use Columbia Metropolitan Airport's direct flight to Washington might choose to fly from Augusta instead."That's the kind of traffic...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2012-03-21/augusta-washington-direct-
Cessna pilot makes emergency landing on SC highway

...Lexington County Sheriff's spokesman Maj. John Allard told reporters the Cessna 182 Skylane had left Columbia Metropolitan Airport for Macon, Ga., on Tuesday afternoon when the pilot had to land several hundred feet away from the runway...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2010-10-06/cessna-pilot-makes-emergency
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Across South Carolina

...Weather Service says Christmas Day rains made 2009 the wettest December ever in downtown Charleston and the Columbia Metropolitan Airport. Charleston has seen 9.97 inches of rain this month, shattering the old record of 5.52 inches in 1976...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/12/27/met_560940.shtml
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Wettest December isn't over yet

...Charleston has seen 9.97 inches of rain this month, shattering the old record of 5.52 inches in 1976. The Columbia Metropolitan Airport has recorded 9.06 inches of rain, breaking the 1981 mark of 8.54 inches. It has been a rainy December...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/12/27/met_560944.shtml
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Sanford's little lie masks a much bigger one

...m. Tuesday, CNN's Political Ticker reported that the black Suburban had been found in a parking lot at Columbia Metropolitan Airport, the camping gear still inside. ___ At 6:15 a.m. Wednesday, Gina Smith, a reporter from The State...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/06/26/met_528848.shtml
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Augusta shows response-ability

...say they should be able to do. That truly is remarkable, since four others in the Learjet taking off from Columbia Metropolitan Airport Friday night did not survive. Former "Blink-182" drummer Travis Barker and disc jockey Adam Goldstein...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/09/23/edi_476761.shtml
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Drummer, DJ expected to recover

...Goldstein, better known as DJ AM, were the only survivors of a fiery runway crash just before midnight Friday at Columbia Metropolitan Airport. Four people died -- Mr. Barker's assistant, his bodyguard and two crew members. Hospital officials...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/09/22/met_476730.shtml
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