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Plane slides off runway at Teterboro

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October 1, 2010 12:40:54 PM PDT
A private jet was stopped by an arrester bed at the end of the runway after landing Friday at Teterboro Airport. No one was injured.

It was not immediately clear what caused the plane to go into the safety bed - aerated cement blocks that are designed to fall apart under the weight of a plane, stopping it from veering out of control at the end of runway.

The G-4 Gulfstream landed at about 1:45 p.m. with seven passengers and two pilots aboard, said Jennifer Friedberg, a spokeswoman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates the airport.

The barriers were ordered after two planes skidded off runways at Teterboro in 2005. In one of the accidents, a corporate jet carrying 11 people failed to take off and crossed six lanes of Route 46, striking cars and plowing into a warehouse. Twenty people were injured.

Teterboro, near New York City, handles primarily smaller private and corporate jets and is among the busiest in the country for that class of airport.


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