October 31, 2011

Plane crash Key West airport


Photo courtesy of Monroe County Sheriff's Sgt. Evan Calhoun.

Key West – A Gulfstream 150 jet crash landed at the Key West airport this evening  at 7:45 p.m. with the pilot and co-pilot radioing there were no brakes upon landing. Four people on board were taken to Lower Keys hospital, two with minor injuries and two transported for precautionary reasons.

The plane was registered to Jimmie Johnson Racing II Incorporated out of Charlotte North Carolina. Names of those on board were not immediately available. The plane ran completely off the runway and the runaway was closed for a short time before being reopened. The National Transportation Safety Board was notified and will be investigating the incident.

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