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St. Pete-Clearwater runway open after delays from plane's brakes failure during landing

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (WFLA) — The runway at St. Pete–Clearwater International Airport is open again after a plane’s brakes failed during a landing Monday afternoon causing it to close.

All commercial flights were delayed while crews cleaned up the scene.

St. Petersburg fire said a duel engine Cessna prop plane hit a fence on airport property near Stoneybrook Drive and Ulmerton Road North.

According to airport officials, the pilot was in the process of landing when the plane’s brakes failed. The pilot was the only person on board and was not injured.

The Federal Aviation Administration is on scene conducted an investigation.

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