Disabled plane at Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport delays flights

LIVE: Disabled plane at Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport delays flights

GULFPORT, Miss. (WLOX) - A Keesler WC-130J airplane experienced some issues Tuesday afternoon during a training exercise at the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport’s main runway. The plane was doing touch and go exercises at the airport.

The WC-130J airplane is part of the 403rd with the Hurricane Hunters. It was being flown by the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron. The aircraft is one of ten in the Hurricane Hunter fleet.

Lt. Col. Losurdo said the mission of the Hurricane Hunters will not be compromised while the aircraft is out of service.

Three people were on board. There were no injuries and no damage to the aircraft, but it had to be towed from the runway. USAF inspectors will now do a safety inspection on the aircraft to determine exactly what happened.

The issue caused several incoming flights to be diverted and two outgoing flights to be delayed. You can see the latest on arrivals and departures at the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport at http://www.flygpt.com/

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