Plane essentially stuck in mud shuts down air traffic at airport
BATON ROUGE - The only runway used for passenger airliners at Baton Rouge Metro Airport closed Tuesday evening.
An airport spokesman said a small, corporate jet had hydraulic failure that resulted in it losing its brakes and it rolled into wet grass as it was taxiing. Because the plane ended up rolling into the safe zone of the runway, the runway had to be closed.
Flights were diverted and airlines are changing schedules. Passengers are encouraged to check with their carrier about cancellations or delays.
Crews are working to tow the plane out of the way and hope to be able to move it and open the runway overnight.
A second runway used for commercial traffic is closed for construction and cannot be used.
There were no injures.
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