Private plane catches fire after aborted takeoff in Oroville

Officials say all 10 people aboard a jet escaped injury after the aircraft aborted takeoff at Oroville airport, went off the runway and burst into flames. | Credit: CHP Oroville Twitter
Officials say all 10 people aboard a jet escaped injury after the aircraft aborted takeoff at Oroville airport, went off the runway and burst into flames. | Credit: CHP Oroville Twitter

Officials say all 10 people aboard a jet escaped injury after the aircraft aborted takeoff at Oroville airport, went off the runway and burst into flames.

Posted: Aug 21, 2019 12:47 PM
Updated: Aug 21, 2019 4:17 PM

OROVILLE, Calif. – Officials say all 10 people aboard a jet escaped injury after the aircraft aborted takeoff at an airport in Oroville, went off the runway and burst into flames.

The crash occurred at the Oroville Municipal Airport on Chuck Yeager Way shortly before noon.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor said the twin-engine Cessna Citation was carrying ten people when the pilot aborted takeoff. The plane slid off the northern runway, caught fire, and the fire spread to nearby grass.

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No injuries were reported, and all passengers and pilot are accounted for.

Gregor said it is unclear why the pilot did not take off, but said the plane was flying from Oroville to Portland International Airport in Oregon.

Oroville's fire chief said the plane was a personally-chartered jet and its corporate passengers had stayed overnight in Oroville.

A small portion of Oroville Dam Boulevard was closed on the north end of the runway. According to California Highway Patrol, a portion of state Route 162 was also temporarily closed.

The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board responded to the scene to assist in the investigation.

Editor's Note: An earlier version of this article erroneously reported that the plane had crashed. The FAA later clarified that the incident was not a crash, but rather an aborted takeoff.

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