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No injuries after small plane rolls off runway at Morristown Municipal Airport

MORRISTOWN, NJ (Morris County) – There were no injuries after a small plane rolled off a runway at Morristown Municipal Airport Saturday morning, authorities said.

On April 2, at around 11:20 a.m., the Morristown Fire and Police Bureaus responded to the Morristown Municipal Airport on a report of an aircraft that left the runway upon landing, police said.

Upon arrival, emergency crews determined that an aircraft arriving at Morristown Municipal Airport had left runway 23 upon landing and come to rest in the runway safety area, police said.

The aircraft was occupied by 4 people at the time of the incident. All persons on board the aircraft were able to evacuate safely and there were no reported injuries, police said.

The aircraft, identified as a Learjet 45, had traveled from Fulton County Executive Airport in Atlanta, Ga to Morristown Municipal Airport, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

The plane sustained significant damage upon leaving the runway and resulted in the closure of the airport, police said. As of Sunday morning, the airport has reopened but runway 5-23 remains closed.

This matter is being investigated by the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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