Corporate jet wrecks at Macon airport

MACON, Ga. — Authorities say two pilots suffered minor injuries after a corporate jet hydroplaned and crashed after landing on a runway slick with rain in Macon.

 

The Telegraph newspaper reports the Beech 400 jet slid on the runway, then crossed an embankment and a road before crashing in a wooded area Tuesday morning. Records show the plane took off in Charleston, S.C. It’s owned by Dewberry Capital, an Atlanta-based real estate company.

 

Bibb County sheriff’s Sgt. Sean DeFoe says the pilot had to be cut from the plane by firefighters, but he and the co-pilot suffered only minor injuries. Their one passenger, whose name was not immediately released, was unharmed.

 

Ocmulgee East Boulevard was shut down as the Federal Aviation Administration surveyed the wreckage.

 

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