Corporate jet overshoots runway at Minnesota airport
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Two pilots escaped injury when a corporate jet ran off the end of the runway and crashed through a fence while landing at Flying Cloud Airport in the Minneapolis suburb of Eden Prairie.
Police say the Embraer Phenom 300 came to a stop on the shoulder of Flying Cloud Drive just before 9 a.m. Monday. The southbound lanes of the road were closed for several hours, but the airport soon reopened.
The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating what caused the accident.
The aircraft's owner, Flight Options of Cleveland, tells the Star Tribune there were two crew members but no passengers aboard the twin-engine jet, which seats seven passengers.
The plane had taken off from Pittsburgh around 7:30 a.m. EDT.
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