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Flights delayed at Sacramento International after small plane skids off runway

A small plane incident caused delays Friday at Sacramento International Airport.
A small plane incident caused delays Friday at Sacramento International Airport. rbenton@sacbee.com

A private plane slid off the runway during landing at Sacramento International Airport on Friday at noon, forcing closure of one of the airport’s two runways.

Airport officials said 14 flights were either delayed or diverted to other airports during the runway closure.

The Aerostar plane slid into grass beside the runway, spokeswoman Laurie Slothower said. The pilot was uninjured. The plane had to be towed away.

As the summer traveling season hits full stride, the Transportation Security Administration is reminding passengers what they can and can't bring aboard planes at Sacramento International or any airport. That jigsaw? No. That gun? Absolutely not.

Tony Bizjak: 916-321-1059, @TonyBizjak

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