Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Learjet 35A, N35GC, Med Air LLC: Incident occurred October 03, 2017 at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (KMSY), Louisiana

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Aircraft on takeoff, blew a tire and went into the overrun area with a brake fire. No injuries

Med Air LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N35GC

Date: 03-OCT-17
Time: 12:45:00Z
Regis#: N35GC
Aircraft Make: GATES LEARJET
Aircraft Model: 35A
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)

A private jet ran off the end of a runway Tuesday morning (Oct. 3) at Louis Armstrong International Airport. No one was injured and officials say airport operations are continuing as usual.

In a statement, airport spokeswoman Michelle Wilcut said a Learjet 35 ran off the end of the airport's north-south runway, called Runway 20, before coming to a stop at its south end. There were four crew members and two passengers on board.

It was not immediately clear what caused the jet to go off the runway.

Wilcut said the National Transportation Safety Board has been notified of the incident, and the north-south runway at the airport remains closed for the time being.

"The airport remains open with no impact on commercial flight operations," Wilcut said.

Airport officials said private charter flights are also continuing as usual.

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KENNER -- A Medway Air Ambulance Jet went off the runway at Louis Armstrong International Airport after blowing out a tire Tuesday morning.

According to Louis Armstrong International Airport officials, a Learjet 35 went off the runway around 7:48 a.m. There were four crew members and two passengers on board. None of them were injured.

An official statement from Medway Air Ambulance said the plane went off the runway in a "controlled fashion" and that the patient onboard returned to the hospital.

"Medway is committed to ensuring the safety of our patients and crew. The plane will be moved to a maintenance facility to make any necessary repairs and inspections," the statement said.

Runway 20 was closed to investigate the incident, but officials say no commercial flights have been impacted.

The National Transportation Safety Board has been notified.

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