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Biloxi-bound jet seized after legal dispute at the St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport

10:55 AM, Jan 8, 2013   |    comments
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ST. PETERSBURG, Florida (AP) - Dozens of passengers headed to a casino in Biloxi, Mississippi, were out of luck after their jet was pulled off the runway because of a legal dispute.

The 130 passengers were scheduled to travel from St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport on Monday to Gulfport, Miss., for a three-day and four-night trip at the Beau Rivage Casino.

The Tampa Tribune reports the seizure stemmed from a dispute between Las Vegas-based Vision Airlines and CTS Engines of Fort Lauderdale. Vision Airlines officials say the engine company claims in a lawsuit filed in Broward County that the airline owes it around $75,000.

On Dec. 19, the company filed to have the lawsuit dismissed but a few days later, a judge in Broward County signed an order allowing the jet to be seized.

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