One Blue Grass Airport flight was delayed and another was diverted Tuesday morning after a small private plane veered off a runway after landing, according to the airport.
The runway was closed for about an hour after the Rockwell International Sabreliner twin-engine left the runway about 7 a.m. on Tuesday, airport spokeswoman Amy Caudill said. There were no injuries. Because the plane is privately owned, the airport was unable to give confirmed information about the cause of the incident or any damage to the aircraft, Caudill said.
A Delta flight scheduled to leave Lexington was delayed about an hour, and an Allegiant flight coming in from Punta Gorda, Fla., was diverted, Caudill said. The Allegiant flight was expected to land in Lexington soon after 9 a.m.
By 9 a.m. Tuesday, the runway was open, Caudill said.
The plane veered off Runway 4 while exiting taxiway A7, Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen said. The plane is registered as being owned by Stewart Aviation Services LLC. of Birmingham, Ala., according to the FAA aircraft database.
The FAA will investigate, Bergen said in an email Tuesday.