Some planes arriving for Masters are diverted

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AUGUSTA, GA. (AP) - A crush of aircraft arriving at a Georgia airport for the Masters Tournament led to an hour-long “ground stop” at Augusta Regional Airport, and some planes were diverted to other airports.

Airport marketing director Diane Johnston told the Augusta Chronicle that general aviation aircraft were prevented from landing at the airport during Friday’s ground stop because there was a lack of room on the ramp.

Officials say commercial aircraft have a separate ramp, so they weren’t affected.

Some general aviation airplanes were diverted to airports in Augusta and Thomson.

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Information from: The Augusta Chronicle , http://www.augustachronicle.com

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