FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Boston FSDO-61
AIRCRAFT ON LANDING WENT OFF THE END OF THE RUNWAY INTO THE EMBANKMENT, PAWTUCKET, RHODE ISLAND.
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 525
Event Type: Accident
Highest Injury: None
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
State: Rhode Island
SMITHFIELD, R.I. (WPRI) — An investigation is underway after a small corporate jet left the runway and crashed after landing at North Central State Airport in Smithfield.
The Cessna Citation jet was flying from Pennsylvania to Rhode Island on business and landed at North Central at about 10:30 a.m., according to an airport official.
Emergency crews responded to the scene and doused the jet with water as a precaution.
The official said six people were on board: a pilot, co-pilot, and four passengers. There were no injuries.
According to the field condition report obtained by Eyewitness News, the runways at North Central were dry but the weather conditions were listed as cloudy with ground fog.
The airport official said it’s too early in the investigation to determine if a mechanical or human error led to the crash.
Representatives from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) were heading to the scene Thursday to investigate.
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SMITHFIELD, R.I. (WJAR) — A small passenger jet ran off the end of a runway at North Central State Airport in Smithfield on Thursday.
State police said there were no injuries to the four passengers, pilot and co-pilot on the plane.
State police said the pilot failed to negotiate the runway properly.
The plane had significant damage, state police said.
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