Mexican Mystery Jet Skids Off Van Nuys Airport Runway

VAN NUYS — A twin-engine jet plane aborted a takeoff and skidded off a runway at Van Nuys Airport on Friday but the three people aboard escaped injury, authorities said.The Mexican-registered Falcon jet was taking off from the San Fernando …

VAN NUYS — A twin-engine jet plane aborted a takeoff and skidded off a runway at Van Nuys Airport on Friday but the three people aboard escaped injury, authorities said.

The Mexican-registered Falcon jet was taking off from the San Fernando Valley airport on a flight to Tucson when it aborted the flight at about 1:15 p.m., said Ian Gregor, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration.

The plane stopped about 75 feet off the end of a runway in a runway safety area, he said.

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