Corporate jet from Pittsburgh overshoots Eden Prairie runway, ends up on road

  • Updated: August 6, 2013 - 7:08 AM
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Neither of the two crew members aboard the Embraer Phenom 300 were injured when it left the runway at Flying Cloud Airport on Monday morning.

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A corporate jet arriving at the Flying Cloud Airport in Eden Prairie from Pittsburgh overshot the runway Monday morning, went through a fence and came to rest on a road, authorities said.

There was no immediate word on why the twin-engine plane left the runway about 8:50 a.m. and ended up partly on Flying Cloud Drive to the southeast of the airport, said Melissa Scovronski, spokeswoman for the Metropolitan Airports Commission.

The aircraft’s owner, Flight Options of Cleveland, said there were two crew members and no one else aboard the Embraer Phenom 300, which seats seven passengers. Neither crew member was hurt, said company spokeswoman Lauren Florian.

Southbound Flying Cloud Drive was closed at Pioneer Trail after the accident, but reopened about 2:45 p.m., city officials said in a statement.

Scovronski said the airport halted arrivals and departures only momentarily, as required by federal regulations.

Paul Walsh

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