Both major runways at Mitchell nonoperational for period of time Wed.

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- A Cessna private jet on Wednesday afternoon, February 19th experienced a mechanical issue with its landing gear as it was in the process of taxiing off the runway. This, according to a spokesman with General Mitchell International Airport.

It happened just before 4:30 p.m. Wednesday on the airport's east/west runway.

An airport spokesman says passengers were taken off the plane, but the plane continued to block the runway for a period of time.

The airport's fire department was dispatched to the scene as a precaution.

The airport spokesman says around the same time, the airport's north/south runway was shut down for a brief period of time due to crews making repairs to the pavement.

That led to a small disruption of service (as both major runways were not operational) - and some flights were delayed. Other small runways were operational, but some flights were unable to use these due to the size of the planes.

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