RICHMOND HEIGHTS -- Airport officials and the police department have confirmed that a plane slipped off the runway at the Cuyahoga County Airport.
WKYC Photojournalist Craig Roberson confirmed that information and that the plane was towed out of the mud just before 2 p.m. from the end of the runway near Bishop Road.
Officials at the county-owned airport released this statement about 4 p.m. Monday:
At 8:19 a.m. this morning at the Cuyahoga County Airport, a Lear Jet slid off of the end of one of the airport runways. None of the passengers involved in the incident were injured. The cause of this incident was deemed that the pilot missed his landing area by 1,500 ft. as a result of traveling at a high speed."
"The plane has been removed from the grass area at the end of the runway. Two similar types of aircraft landed just prior to this plane and neither had any issues landing. The runway re-opened at 2 p.m."
The Federal Aviation Administration says the jet was arriving from Teterboro, N.J., and had minor damage. There were no injuries.