Plane's Tires Blow Out, Tying Up Main Runway

Three flights at Modesto Airport were canceled Wednesday after a commuter plane blew out its tires after landing on the main runway. The plane sat there for hours.

The tires blew out on the SkyWest plane from San Francisco at 10:49 a.m. It had five passengers and three crew members on board. No one was injured.

SkyWest spokeswoman Marissa Snow said the 30-seat commuter plane was off the runway at 6 p.m, and United Express said operations had resumed. SkyWest Airlines operates the United Express flights between Modesto and San Francisco.

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