Chunk of St. Thomas airport runway blown away

The project to repair the 20-year-old runways at the St. Thomas airport has again resulted in a shutdown of a runway and prevented large planes from landing for several hours. 

The latest incident was Tuesday afternoon, reported the St. John Source  and the Virgin Islands Daily News.

Newly laid runway, although given time to cure and then tested, proved no match for the jet blast from a departing plane.  A chunk of the pavement crumbled in the exhaust.  The runway was closed for about three hours.

This is at least the second time  the repair effort has run into a problem.  The first resulted in eight-hour delays for some flights.

The repair project is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

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