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Plane rolls off runway at SLO County airport, causes delays

A plane rolled off the runway and into the grass at the San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport on Monday morning. No injuries were reported, but the runway was temporarily closed.
A plane rolled off the runway and into the grass at the San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport on Monday morning. No injuries were reported, but the runway was temporarily closed.

A plane rolled off the runway at the San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport on Tuesday morning, causing officials to close the runway temporarily.

According to Cal Fire, the plane rolled into the grass and the runway was closed for about an hour. No one was reported injured, Cal Fire said.

The incident happened at about 10 a.m., Airport Director Kevin Bumen said, when an incoming plane landed and appeared to have lost control, ending up on the grass beside the runway.

The plane is a contractor for UPS and was on a daily scheduled cargo flight, Bumen said. Just before 11 a.m., Bumen said officials had gotten the plane back on the runway. According to Cal Fire, the airport resumed normal traffic at about 11 a.m.

Flight information from the airport shows two outgoing flights — one heading to Phoenix and one going to San Francisco — were delayed. Two incoming flights from Phoenix and San Francisco were also delayed.

Gabby Ferreira: 805-781-7858, @Its_GabbyF

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