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Plane mishap briefly closes Guatemala City airport

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) – The international airport for Guatemala’s capital is back in operation after shutting down for a few hours when an older-model cargo plane experienced problems with its landing gear and a propeller during landing and skidded on the runway. No injuries were reported.

Civil aviation spokeswoman Oddra Lacs says authorities removed the Convair cargo plane and reopened the airport four hours after Friday’s mishap. It isn’t clear how many flights were canceled or delayed.

Lacs says the plane came to a rest about 100 meters (yards) from the airport’s cargo hangers. Neither of the two crew members was injured and the landing strip wasn’t seriously damaged.

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