Sinkhole causes closure of a runway at DFW Airport

File photo of the tail sections of a newly designed American Airlines aircraft,  a US Airways aircraft and a traditional American Airlines aircraft lining up at at Dallas-Ft Worth International AirportA sinkhole caused the closure of a runway at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport on Tuesday May 26, but it was reopened later.

The sinkhole was found in a safety area adjacent to one of the airport’s main runways.

The runway was reopened after an “engineering analysis determined that the integrity of the runway itself is intact,” the airport said on Twitter.

Other runways were used for takeoffs and landings during the closure, spokesman Lynn Lunsford said.

DFW has seven runways, all of which can handle large jet traffic, Lunsford said.