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Police believe Winterland airport used as race track after break-in at site


WINTERLAND, N.L. – Police are warning an incident at Winterland airport last month could have had dangerous repercussions.

According to a release today, July 18, the RCMP received a report of a break and enter at the site on June 21.

Sometime between June 21 and June 25, an unknown person cut a portion of the security fence that surrounds the perimeter of the airport.

Police suspect after the fence was removed, a vehicle was driven onto the property and the runway used as a race track.

Winterland airport is an operational airstrip for small aircraft and air ambulance, the RCMP advises.

“With the security of the airport fence breached, large animals such as moose could have wandered onto the runway during the cover of night. This incident could have very easily caused danger to human life,” the release states.

The incident remains under investigation.

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