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Airport executives placed on leave during internal probe

November 24, 2020 GMT

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Two executives at a regional airport in Virginia have been placed on administrative leave while an internal investigation is conducted.

The Roanoke Times reports that Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport Executive Director Timothy Bradshaw and Director of Planning and Engineering Richard Osbourne were placed on leave Monday.

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According to a news release issued by airport spokeswoman Rachel Spencer, the commission that owns and operates the airport “was made aware of a serious allegation of a procedural nature” involving Bradshaw and Osbourne.

The statement said the decision to place them on leave was made to protect the integrity of the investigation.

The Roanoke Regional Airport Commission has appointed the airport’s director of finance and administration, David Jeavons, to act as the interim executive director.

The decision is not expected to impact day-to-day airport operations or interfere with travel plans during the upcoming holiday season.