Busted plane tire closes runway

9th November, 2015 by

By Melanie Wong

GYPSUM — Beginning late this afternoon, the Eagle County Airport runway was closed down for several hours after a plane blew a tire while landing. According to Eagle County Airport Manager Greg Phillips, a small, private plane landed and blew out a tire on the runway. There were no injuries and no other damage to the plane. However, the plane blocked the runway into the evening while crews worked to repair the tire and move the plane. The closure affected a United Airlines flight incoming from Denver, which was held on the ground in Denver until the Eagle runway could …

Source:: Vail Daily Feed



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