Private Plane Veers Off Runway At Blue Grass Airport

Jun 6, 2017

Credit Lexington Bluegrass Airport

Some flights were off schedule at Lexington’s Blue Grass Airport this morning.

The runway at Blue Grass Airport was shut down for about an hour this morning because a private twin-engine plane had a rough landing. Airport spokesperson Tiffany Hart tells us the plane veered off the runway when it touched down just after 7:00 am.

The runway closure affected two flights, a Delta flight that was scheduled to leave Lexington was delayed for an hour and an Allegiant flight from Florida had to be diverted. The runway was reopened around 9:00 and Hart says the Allegiant flight has landed and things are running smoothly again.

No one was injured and the FAA will investigate. Early indications are that there was an issue with the plane’s nose gear.