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Runway shuts down at Twin Cities airport


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A runway had to be shut down at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport after a corporate passenger jet aborted takeoff.

Metropolitan Airports Commission spokesman Patrick Hogan says a Learjet aborted takeoff because of a blown tire and stopped slightly off the runway in the grass.

Hogan tells Minnesota Public Radio News the runway was shut down Monday afternoon but wasn't causing any delays. He says the airport's two other runways remained open and were able to accommodate all arrivals and departures.

The two people on the Learjet were not hurt.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating.

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