A plane “slid off the end of the runway into the grass” and caught fire after an aborted takeoff at Oroville Municipal Airport in Northern California on August 21, local media said.
Fire personnel fought the blaze as it tore through the twin-engine Cessna Citation jet and burned the surrounding vegetation, as seen in this video recorded by Gonzalo Curiel.
Highway 162, near the airport, was closed due to “smoke affecting the area” as firefighters and the California Highway Patrol said they were dealing with a “downed aircraft.”
Ten people – eight passengers and two pilots – were aboard the plane, but no one was injured, according to the Oroville Mercury-Register, citing Oroville Public Safety Director John Deal. Credit: Gonzalo Curiel via Storyful