Sunday, February 18, 2018

Cessna 560X Citation Excel: Incident occurred February 18, 2018 at Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (KBZN), Belgrade, Gallatin County, Montana

The runway at Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport was shutdown for about an hour and a half Sunday morning while crews dug out a small jet that got stuck in the snow after it taxied off the runway.

According to Scott Humphrey, the airport’s deputy director, shortly after 11 a.m., a pilot of a small corporate jet lost visibility while traveling on the runway and taxied off into the snow. 

The runway was shut down while crews dug the airplane out and towed it. 

During the shutdown, four or five flights had to be diverted from the airport, Humphrey said.

The runway was reopened around 12:45 p.m.

No one was hurt during the incident.  

Original article ➤

BELGRADE - A small business jet taxied off of the runway Sunday morning at Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport, delaying flights for a short time.

Airport Deputy Director Scott Humphrey told MTN News that around 11 a.m., the jet taxied about 20 feet off of the runway and ended up in about 2 feet of snow after the pilot's vision was obscured.

Humphrey said the airport was forced to divert four flights and delayed a number of others.

It took crews about an hour and a half to dig out the jet before the runway was reopened.

The jet was undamaged, and there were no injuries.

Original article can be found here ➤

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