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The Panola County Airport-Sharpe Field in Carthage, TX, closed down after a pipeline explosion destroyed part of the runway.

A blowout in a DCP Midstream pipeline occurred around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday near the northern end of runway 17, airport officials said.

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There were no injuries in the incident.

A hole in the runway measured 12 feet deep and 30 feet in diameter, said airport officials.

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The airport will end up closed indefinitely while officials replace the pipeline and repairs end up conducted on the runway.

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