A corporate jet overshot a runway at Flying Cloud Airport in Minnesota Monday morning, barreling through a fence and ending up near the side of a road in Eden Prairie.
Two crew members on board were not hurt in the accident, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported, citing spokeswoman Lauren Florian of Flight Options, the company that owns the jet. The plane, an Embraer Phenom 300, was not carrying any passengers.
After the jet overshot the runway, airport officials momentarily stopped arrivals and departures as part of federal regulations. The airport opened later in the afternoon, according to the Star-Tribune.
How the jet overshot the runway and wound up on Flying Cloud Drive in Eden Prairie is under investigation. The incident prompted the closure of the southbound lane of Flying Cloud Drive, according to KARE in Minneapolis-St. Paul.
The aircraft, which is only a year old, took off from Pittsburgh at 7:31 a.m. and was scheduled to land at Flying Cloud Airport at 8:47 a.m., according to KARE.
The jet overshot the runway at about 8:50 a.m., the Star-Tribune reported.
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