In Medellín’s suburb of Rionegro, the José Maria Córdova International Airport (MDE / SKRG) was closed to all traffic due to an aviation incident at approximately 1:27pm today. Lounge access had to be shut down for a time once both lounges filled to capacity.
Colombia’s civil aviation authority, Aeronáutica Civil (Aerocivil), Reports that a 12-seat Cessna Citation X with a US registration N156VP left the runway as it landed, arriving on a flight from Panamá. According to airport operating concession Airplan, there were no injuries. 7 flights had to be canceled, 5 were rerouted, and 24 were delayed. The airport reopened at approximately 3:25pm.
According to the airport, due to the aviation incident, even though there was no damage to the airport or injuries, flight operations could not resume until clearance was received from Aerocivil in Bogotá.
The type of aircraft involved is a private jet used for private or charter operations and is not an aircraft operated by airlines.
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