- Associated Press - Thursday, October 13, 2016

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Four airplane travelers were still able to get to their business meeting after a small corporate jet overshot an airport runway in northern Rhode Island.

WPRO-AM reports (https://bit.ly/2dQ0EB2 ) that the Cessna Citation plane crashed at about 10:30 a.m. on Thursday at the North Central State Airport in Smithfield.

There were four passengers and two crew members on board. None were injured.

State Aeronautics Inspector Jim Warcup says the plane sustained substantial damage and ended up 250 feet off the end of the runway and down a slope.

The plane had flown from the Allegheny County Airport in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, just outside Pittsburgh. The passengers made it to a business meeting in Providence a short time after the crash.

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating.


Information from: WPRO-AM, https://www.630wpro.com/

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