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Tampa International Airport Runway Closed

Tampa International Airport Runway Closed


Tampa, Fla. (970 WFLA) - For a brief time Saturday, a runway at Tampa International was closed to all air traffic. But foot traffic was permitted.

The Tampa International 5K Runway Fun Run was being held to raise money for the United Way Suncoast.

Officials at TIA had to jump through plenty of hoops to make this happen. Not only was permission from the FAA needed to close the runway for an hour, the airspace on that west side of the airport needed to be shut down.

Hundreds of people showed up to run the almost 3 mile course which included not only the runway, but some areas around the old air cargo warehouses.

As you would imagine, security was tight. There was a heavy presence of TSA agents along with Tampa Police and their K-9 officers.

 Click HERE to see pictures from the event.



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