Private Jet Veers Off Runway – No Injuries


(Aspen, CO) No one was injured when a corporate Leer jet veered off the runway on landing at the Aspen/Pitkin County Airport. The incident occurred at 12:24 pm.

The aircraft left the runway and came to a stop near the Airport Operations Center approximately 150 feet from the center line of the runway. There were two pilots, six passengers and two dogs aboard. No one was injured.

“We are fortunate that this appears to have been a relatively minor incident. No word yet on the cause. We are relieved that no one was hurt,” said Airport Director, Jim Elwood.

The aircraft’s landing gear was reportedly broken in the incident and there was fuel leaking from the airplane.  The airport was closed immediately after the incident occurred and is expected to remain closed for approximately two hours while the wreckage and leaking fuel are cleared from the runway.

The cause of the incident is unknown at this time and remains under investigation.

Posted on Thursday, June 07, 2012