‘Small piece of concrete’ dislodges from airport runway

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

Crews are working to make repairs after “a small piece of concrete” dislodged from a runway at Detroit Metro Airport on Wednesday morning.

Officials at the Romulus-based airport were alerted to the damage at about 9 a.m. and crews began repair work immediately, said airport spokeswoman Erica Donerson.

“It’s a very minor repair, one that’s just about complete, if not already,” Donerson said just before 10 a.m., an hour after the hole was discovered.

Metro Airport has four parallel runways and two “crosswind” runways, used when wind conditions dictate. For the most part, two of the parallel runways are for arrivals, and two are for departures. But the parallel runways are the ones used “95 percent” of the time, Donerson said. It was on one of the parallel runways that the hole emerged.

Flights affected were sent through on other runways, Donerson said.