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Santa Barbara Airport Reopens Main Runway

Non-commercial runways remain closed.

The main runway (7/25) at Santa Barbara Airport (SBA) re-opened on Monday, August 26 at 4:45pm after 19 hours of closure due to a C-130 aircraft accident on August 25.

Runway 15L and 15R will remained closed until the removal of the C-130 aircraft is complete from its position approximately 500 feet south of the main runway.

“We very much appreciate the efforts of all agencies in handling this accident response in a timely manner,” said Airport Director, Henry Thompson, “The airport will continue to work with the aircraft owner, International Air Response to move the C-130 off the field in the next few days.”

Please check with your airline for the most up to date information on your flight. For a live flight schedule go to

“We understand that many of our customers were impacted by the closure of the airport and we thank them for their patience,” said Airport Director, Henry Thompson.

Last Updated: Aug 22, 2018
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