Small jet crash lands at Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City

An airport spokeswoman confirms two were on board the Citation aircraft when it crash landed just east of an airport runway around 10 a.m. Friday. One pilot was taken to the hospital in good condition; the other refused treatment at the scene.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: December 21, 2012 at 9:28 pm •  Published: December 21, 2012

One person was injured after a small jet crash-landed at Will Rogers World Airport on Friday.

An airport spokeswoman said two pilots on board the Citation aircraft were able to walk away after it landed in a grassy area east of the airport's main runway around 10 a.m.

Karen Carney said the airplane landed right-side up and did not catch fire. The accident is being reviewed by the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board.

Air traffic was not impacted, and the runway was reopened by 3:30 p.m., Carney said.

An EMSA spokeswoman said one of the pilots was taken to the hospital in good condition and the other refused treatment at the scene.

The plane that crashed is registered to U.S. Customs and Border Control. Several messages left with the agency's public affairs office in Dallas were not returned on Friday.

Stillwater resident Kent Miller, who pilots an identical craft for a company there, said the twin-engine jet typically requires two pilots and seats up to eight passengers.

The jet is sometimes used for border patrol and surveillance.


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