Flights resume at Durango Airport after incident Monday night


DURANGO, Colo. (KRQE) – Flights at the Durango Airport have resumed after a plane went off the runway there Monday night.

The area has been hit hard by snow in recent days. An airport official says the plane involved in Monday night’s incident, a UPS plane, went off the runway during take off and ended up about 60 feet off the end of the runway. It took more than three hours to pull it out because it got stuck in deep snow.

Investigators are working to determine if weather, a mechanical issue or something else caused the incident. Crews have spent all night removing snow from the runways to get the runways back open.

Service was restored by about 10 a.m.

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