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Flights delayed at Reagan National due to disabled aircraft, officials say

Reagan National Airport. (Katherine Frey/The Washington Post)
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Flights were delayed at Reagan National Airport after an airplane blew out several tires during landing Saturday afternoon, the FAA and airport officials said.

Two of the airport’s three main runways were closed after an American Airlines flight from Memphis operated by Republic Airways was stranded on the runway after landing around 4 p.m., airport officials said.

No one was injured in the incident, officials said. Crews were working to transport passengers from the plane to the main terminal at the airport.

Airport officials asked travelers to check with their airlines for the latest information on their flight status. Departures were delayed nearly one hour and 45 minutes and arrivals were more than 30 minutes behind schedule, according to Flightaware.com.

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