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The Journal Gazette

Monday, June 18, 2018 11:30 pm

Blown tire ties up airport traffic

Journal Gazette

A vintage fighter jet blew a tire landing and tied up air traffic for about an hour Monday at Fort Wayne International Airport.

The F-100 retired jet is privately owned, said Scott Hinderman, executive director of airports for the Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority. It's parachute used in landings failed to open about 3:45 p.m., and a tire blew as it braked to a stop, he said.

The tire was replaced and the aircraft was removed. No one was injured and there was no damage to the runway, Hinderman said.