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Construction forces plane wrong way, gets stuck in mud

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Photo by Scott Speed (Twitter.com) Photo by Scott Speed (Twitter.com)
Photo by Scott Speed (Twitter.com) Photo by Scott Speed (Twitter.com)

Operations at a local airport have been temporarily suspended after construction reportedly forced a plane to go the wrong way down a runway and it got stuck in the mud.

According to officials at the Concord Regional Airport, construction at the airport caused a pilot to go the wrong way down a runway while taxing on Thursday.

The plane ran off the runway and reportedly got stuck in a muddy field.

The incident has forced the airport to suspend operations while the plane is moved.

The plane was a chartered 737 operated by Miami  Air, which is commonly used by race teams.

WBTV has learned that the plane was supposed to be taking NASCAR people to Dover, Delaware.

Photos posted on Twitter by driver Scott Speed show the left wheel stuck in the muddy grass.

The airport's Twitter account says it is waiting for specialized equipment to come in to help get the plane unstuck.

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