EUGENE, Ore. (KMTR) -- An airplane with three members of the Papé Group skidded to a stop in the middle of the main runway at the Eugene airport Friday afternoon.
NewsSource 16 has learned the front landing gear of the small jet failed as it landed. The nose of the plane then smashed into the pavement as the craft came to a stop on its belly in the middle of the runway.
The pilot, co-pilot and passenger - all members of the Papé Group - were not hurt. The small jet is a 12 seat Cessna Citation.
Because the plane was blocking a portion of the airstrip, air traffic was diverted to a second runway. A small amount of fuel did leak and emergency response teams are mopping it up.
Names of those on board the plane have not been released. The National Transportation Safety Board is now investigating.