August 9, 2013
Jet Overshoots Runway At Flying Cloud Airport In Minneapolis

A jet overshot the runway at Flying Cloud Airport in Eden Prairie, a suburb of Minneapolis, earlier today.

The Embraer Phenom 300 jet landed at airport at about 9 am this morning. The jet overshot the runway and ended up crashing through a fence and coming to rest on the shoulder of Flying Cloud Drive.

The Star Tribune reports that no one was injured in the crash. The corporate jet only had two people, both pilots, on board at the time of the crash. Both pilots escaped the crash without injury.

Flight Options, the Cleveland company that owns the plane, said that the Embraer Phenom 300 took off from Pittsburgh at about 7:30 am. The plane seats seven passengers, but there were no passengers on the plane at the time of the incident.

It is unclear what caused the jet to overshoot the runway. The crash is currently being investigated by the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board.

Melissa Scovronski, spokeswoman for the Metropolitan Airport Commission, said: "It basically overshot the runway, or slid off the runway somehow... We don't know exactly what happened."

Scovronski said that Flying Cloud Airport did not have to shut down after the accident. Flying Cloud Drive, however, was shut down for several hours.

Here are some images from the scene in Minneapolis: