Plane bursts into flames after aborted take-off at California airport

Everyone escaped unharmed

Cathy Adams@Cathman
Friday 23 August 2019 10:36

A plane caught fire following an aborted take-off at a small airport in northern California.

All 10 people onboard the private plane, including eight passengers and two pilots, escaped unharmed.

The twin-engine Cessna Citation jet slid off the runway at Oroville Municipal Airport in California after the aborted take-off, reported Associated Press.

It landed in dry grass, which sparked a blaze.

Firefighters on the scene were able to control the grass fire but it took longer to extinguish the flames from the jet due to the amount of aviation fuel onboard.

The private plane, understood to be operated by Delta Private Jets, was en route to Portland airport in Oregon.

The fire also closed a nearby road temporarily as fire crews got the blaze under control.

The US Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the incident.


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