Jet makes emergency landing at Long Beach Airport; no damage or injuries

A Learjet filled with seven passengers landed safely with a blown tire at a Long Beach Airport runway on Monday shortly before noon, according to airport spokesperson Kate Kuykendall.

Two groups of aircraft-crash response units and a medical team prepared to received the jet, which was coming in from Texas, but they were later called off by Long Beach Fire Department dispatchers as the the jet made a safe landing on Runway 12/30, according to radio traffic.

That runway was blocked but the landing, but two other, smaller runways, the 26 Left and 26 Right, were open, Kuykendall said.

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