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.