Jet runs off runway at New Orleans International Airport

Runway 20 was closed to investigate the incident, but officials say no commercial flights have been impacted.

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.

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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