The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its temporary ground stop on flights into Boston Logan International Airport, following Monday’s bomb explosions at the end of the Boston Marathon, USA Today reports.
The ground stop was in effect for only about 30 minutes and was needed to change the runway configuration to ensure that planes did not fly over the bomb site, Laura Brown, a spokesperson for the FAA, told a USA Today reporter. Flights from other airports that were headed to Logan were kept on the ground until the stop was lifted. Departures at Logan were not affected.
The FAA has also placed a temporary flight restriction over part of the city at the request of law enforcement. It initially covered a three-nautical-mile radius over the site of the explosion and applied only to flights under 3,000 feet in altitude. Shortly after 5 p.m. EST on Monday, it was reduced to two miles.