Tuesday, 12 March 2019 14:23

Airport still closed week after crash

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PRESQUE ISLE - Passenger flights in or out of the Presque Isle International Airport remain grounded by the Federal Aviation Administration.

It has been more than a week since a plane crashed there but  Kim Smith, spokeswoman for the city of Presque Isle, said FAA officials have yet to give the green light for passenger flights.

 

Smith said non-passenger flights have been allowed to use the airport since shortly after the crashed plane was removed from the runway.

 

On Monday of last week, five people -- including the pilot -- were injured when a United Airlines airplane slid off the runway.

 

Smith said Tuesday that there is no indication when the FAA will give its approval to allow passenger flights.