BREAKING A private jet with five people onboard skidded off runway after declaring an emergency at Richmond Airport

At approximately 8:29AM this morning, a private jet (Hawker) with five people onboard declared an emergency due to landing gear issues while about six minutes out from Richmond Airport.

The aircraft landed on RWY 16/34, but a “sideways” nose gear forced the aircraft to veer off the runway. It became stuck in the grass midfield between RWY 16/34 & TWY L.

Richmond Airport Public Safety personnel are on the scene and Virginia State Police and FAA FSDO are en route to conduct an incident investigation.

RWY 16/34 is closed at this time. RWY 2/20 remains available for flight operations.

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