Authorities with the FAA say a small jet carrying several people ran off a runway at a metro Atlanta airport on Monday, June 18.
A view from SKYFOX 5 showing the small jet stopping just short of Dresden Drive.
Authorities with the FAA say a small jet carrying several people ran off a runway at a metro Atlanta airport on Monday.
Kathleen Bergen with the FAA says the incident happened at the DeKalb-Peachtree Airport at around 10 a.m. She says the multi-engine Hawker-Beechcraft 400 ran off the runway and plowed through a fence.
Delivery driver Aretha Walker thought she was a goner as the jet plane came barreling toward her
"It seemed like he was trying to land, but I guess he seen that he didn't have enough runway. So he came back up – I guess he was going to come back around – but he couldn't turn or something. So he came over there – there were some red things down there. And the wheel hit the bottom right there and he started sliding to the fence," said Walker.
The plane came to a rest just short of Dresden Drive.
Authorities say the four people on board made it out of the small jet before emergency crews arrived on the scene.
It has been reported that all four were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
NTSB investigators say the plane flew out of Centre, Ala., bound for Jacksonville, Fla. It ran aground as the pilot tried to land on runway 20L at the DeKalb County Airport.
A portion of Dresden Drive remained close for much of the afternoon as firefighters worked to contain fuel leaking from the plane's cracked fuselage.
Crews carted away the jet late Monday afternoon.
What caused the plane to run off the runway is unknown.
"We won't be able to know until we start looking at it. So a preliminary report will be out within five days," said Eric Allyene of the NTSB.
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