KENNER -- A Medway Air Ambulance Jet went off the runway at Louis Armstrong International Airport after blowing out a tire Tuesday morning.
According to Louis Armstrong International Airport officials, a Learjet 35 went off the runway around 7:48 a.m. There were four crew members and two passengers on board. None of them were injured.
An official statement from Medway Air Ambulance said the plane went off the runway in a "controlled fashion" and that the patient onboard returned to the hospital.
"Medway is committed to ensuring the safety of our patients and crew. The plane will be moved to a maintenance facility to make any necessary repairs and inspections," the statement said.
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Runway 20 was closed to investigate the incident, but officials say no commercial flights have been impacted.
The National Transportation Safety Board has been notified.
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