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October 4, 2022

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Global Business News

Plane crashes during takeoff at Montgomery Field airport

A corporate jet crashed at Montgomery-Gibbs Executive Airport in Kearny Mesa Saturday morning, but no passengers were injured.

The plane was taking off at 11:45 a.m. when the landing gear collapsed, and the jet slid on the ground at the end of the runway, San Diego Fire-Rescue Battalion Chief Matt Nilsen said. None of the five people on board were injured, he said.

The plane landed on its belly and was damaged in the crash.

There was a full tank of fuel aboard the plane, which began leaking after the accident. The fire department’s hazmat team and a crew from county’s Environmental Services Unit were called to clean up the site, Nilsen said.