Saturday, October 27, 2018

Embraer 505 Phenom 300: Incident occurred October 26, 2018 at Jackson–Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport (KJAN), Mississippi



JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI (WLBT) - The Jackson Medgar-Wiley Evers International Airport is back open after a temporary closure left incoming and outgoing flights delayed and diverted.


A flat tire is the reason flight after flight was cancelled, delayed or diverted. An Embrey Air 505 private business jet out of Columbus, Mississippi landed just after 1 pm and blew a tire on the airport’s only operating runway.


The company that built the aircraft had to send a specialized crew with specialized tools to fix the plane and get it off the runway.


Passengers say that message was not conveyed to them for some time.


“And after a few 'we’re delayed we’re delayed’ and not a lot of communication, we were finally told there’s a plane stuck on the runway and they can’t get it off the runway,” said one passenger.


Once the crew arrived, about 3 hours after the landing, it took them less than an hour to repair the plane and it was able to taxi off of the runway. Flights resumed almost immediately. 


Airport officials say the ripple effect from today’s delay could last about 48 hours, but they hope to have everything back on schedule by Saturday. 


Original article can be found here ➤ https://www.wlbt.com


JACKSON, Mississippi (WJTV) - Officials shut down the airport and diverted planes after this private aircraft blew out a tire when it made landfall. 


There were no injuries—officials here at the Jackson airport are waiting on the private plane’s tow crew to get the proper tools to pull the a
ircraft out of the runway.

Now the west runway is under construction limiting the airport to one runway—-

This has led to delays and diversions for Delta, United and American.  flights are being diverted to various airports including Dallas, Monroe and Charlotte.

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Planes bound for and leaving from the Jackson Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport have been temporarily rerouted. 

According to the airport authority, a private plane had a flat tire on one of the runways around 1:18 p.m.

They are experiencing delays for Delta, United and American.  

Flights are being diverted to various airports including Dallas, Monroe and Charlotte.  Officials are working to move the aircraft.  There are no injuries.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://www.wjtv.com

JACKSON, Mississippi — The Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport reopened Friday evening.

The airport was temporarily closed Friday afternoon because of a private plane that became disabled, according to airport leaders.
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The plane got a flat tire about 1:15 p.m., which led to the closure, which affected inbound and outbound air traffic, authorities said.

Delta, United and American flights were delayed, and some were diverted to other airports, including Dallas, Monroe and Charlotte, airport officials said.

Officials worked to remove the aircraft. No injuries were reported.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://www.wapt.com

Air traffic at the Jackson Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport was temporarily rerouted Friday afternoon after a plane got a flat tire on a runway.

A private aircraft was stopped on a runway around 1:18 p.m. Delta, United and American flights were delayed and some were diverted to other airports, Jackson Municipal Airport Authority officials told media outlets.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://www.clarionledger.com

2 comments:

daveyl123 said...

The jet is mobile under human power, or just tow it with a rope tied to the nose wheel strut. What's the big deal here? Just deplane the pax, pull/push the plane off the runway, check for and remove FOD from the landing surface, and Bob's your uncle.

Anonymous said...

So cause hundreds of thousands in damage to the aircraft?