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Aircraft tire bursts, temporarily closing runway at Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport

Gates at BZN
Posted at 4:03 PM, Jul 13, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-13 18:12:01-04

BELGRADE - Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport is back up to speed Wednesday afternoon after an aircraft incident closed one runway.

According to Airport Director Brian Sprenger, a tire burst on a Cessna as it landed and the aircraft went off the side of the runway, but in a runway safety area. The incident closed the Air Carrier Runway.

Crews had to move the aircraft out of that area to reopen the runway which took a little over an hour. Sprenger said 3 outbound and 3 inbound flights had to be delayed.

No injuries to the six people on board the aircraft. The runway was reopened at about 3:15 pm.