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Private jet caused Sunday flight delays at Austin airport
(Austonia staff)

A small private plane with a flat tire delayed flights out of Austin-Bergstrom International Airport for several hours on Sunday evening.


The airplane, which busted its tire shortly before 6 p.m., was towed off the south end of the west side runway around 9 p.m.

During those hours it blocked part of the airport's only remaining runway, as the other has been temporarily closed for maintenance.

The blockage primarily impacted inbound flights, ABIA spokeswoman Mandy McClendon said. It also caused diversions for internal Texas flights.

Some travelers affected by the delays took to social media.


More than one million people traveled by plan in the U.S. on Sunday, according to TSA checkpoint travel numbers. This represents less than half the number of fliers who traveled on the same day last year.

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