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    Hi Folks - Heading north on MVT this morning by DCA a plane was parked with it's tail facing the trail and it's engines running. This was in an area with no fence protection, and fortunately, I noticed the debris flying through the fence and slowed down. Still, it almost blew me over, and forced me across the lane, into the grass near the GWP before I was able to come to a stop. In the 3 years I've traveled on the MVT I've never come across this before - is this normal, or due to the high-traffic holiday travel? It seems pretty unsafe????

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    The blast fence was recently removed. A replacement is presumably in the works.

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    Same thing happened to me on Monday.

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    I'm guessing that must be part of all the work going on there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by smb9600 View Post
    Hi Folks - Heading north on MVT this morning by DCA a plane was parked with it's tail facing the trail and it's engines running. This was in an area with no fence protection, and fortunately, I noticed the debris flying through the fence and slowed down. Still, it almost blew me over, and forced me across the lane, into the grass near the GWP before I was able to come to a stop. In the 3 years I've traveled on the MVT I've never come across this before - is this normal, or due to the high-traffic holiday travel? It seems pretty unsafe????
    The next time someone rolls through this area-- would you be able to snap a photo and share with me? I've been emailing folks at the County, NPS, and MWAA about the fence and what the replacement schedule is, and a visual would be very helpful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erin Potter View Post
    The next time someone rolls through this area-- would you be able to snap a photo and share with me? I've been emailing folks at the County, NPS, and MWAA about the fence and what the replacement schedule is, and a visual would be very helpful.
    Will these do?
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    I forgot to say thanks for the photos!

    Also, anyone been by this recently and recall if this section of fence still missing?

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    It still was missing today. I was honestly happy when I saw that it was gone because of visibility. A lot of people try to pass on that blind corner and I had a bad crash in that spot because of that. I realize not being blown away into the GWP is more important however.

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