Jet crash at ILM

Posted by Debra Worley - email

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Seven people are safe after a corporate jet crashed Sunday morning at Wilmington's International Airport.

According to authorities, the jet carrying five passengers to New Jersey was landing at ILM just before 3:00 AM to clear customers when their landing gear failed to work.

Investigators said the jet skid into the runway and went into the grass.

The incident forced a runway at ILM to close Sunday morning.  It has since been re-opened.

According to a spokesperson with the airport, the family involved has made it home safely.