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Cape Girardeau city officials want to evict Commander Air

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) -

The battle continues at the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport.

City officials are asking a Texas court for permission to evict a bankrupt aircraft company.

The city wants to evict Commander Premier Aircraft Corporation from land at the airport.

Officials say the company owes the city of Cape Girardeau more than $1 million in rental payments.

The last payment was made in December 2007.

Commander, based in Tyler, Texas, filed for bankruptcy protection on June 16.

U.S. Bankruptcy Court of the Eastern District of Texas scheduled a hearing for late August on the issue.

City leaders gave the company an eviction note.

The city was renting out a small section of the hanger space for a few airplanes.

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