Jet Overshoots Runway At Minneapolis Airport

    August 5, 2013
    Amanda Crum
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A small corporate jet ran off the runway at Flying Cloud Airport in Minneapolis this morning, crashing through a chain-link fence and coming to rest on the side of a roadway.

Officials say there were no passengers aboard the 7-passenger plane, and the two crew members were unharmed in the accident. An investigation is ongoing by the FAA. The Embraer Phenom 300 landed on Flying Cloud Drive, which resulted in the road being closed for several hours.

There have been several accidents involving aircraft this year; in July, a plane crashed into a mobile home park in Maryland, injuring the pilot. In June, a plane crashed near Chicago, landing on a busy highway and narrowly avoiding an apartment building. And in May, a plane did crash into an apartment building in Virginia after the engine died, injuring both crew members.

  • G.D. Wollesen

    Looks to be pilot error! Just like SFO last month. These landings that overshoot the runway and those that are landing too low (and collide with the end of the runway are definitely PILOT ERROR!

    • Walker

      Sounds like someone messing with the electronics causing things to happen. Sounds suspicious to me. Trains, planes, cars, all to many accidents all over the country lately.

  • Rick

    What the hell is going on with Plane issues these days? I have seen more incidents on crashes and situations more in the last two months than I have in 20 years! no joke!

    • Fred

      Ok, more BS, Lead in shows jumbo jet hovering over runway no connection. Pic in body looks like a Gulfstreme. Why so many? Well we have so many more reporters, camera phones, and they are all on the web.