FARGO — Two tires blew out on a commercial jet taking off from a runway of Hector International Airport on Thursday, May 2, causing the takeoff to be aborted.
Shawn Dobberstein, executive director of the municipal airport authority, said the incident happened about 11 a.m., when a Delta Airlines connection flight from Fargo to Minneapolis that was being handled by SkyWest suffered two tire blowouts.
He said the plane stopped safely and passengers were bused back to the terminal. No injuries were reported.
Dobberstein said that for the most part, the airport was operating normally while crews worked to replace the tires.
He said the incident happened on the airport's main runway but that a shorter, east-west runway remained operational.
Late Thursday afternoon, SkyWest issued a statement saying it was working to help passengers resume their travels to Minneapolis as quickly as possible.