Private jet skids off Aspen runway

No injuries; runway closed 4 hours

ASPEN, Colo. - A private jet skidded and went off the runway at the Aspen airport Wednesday afternoon, but no one was injured.

The Galaxy G200 jet was carrying two pilots and a passenger when it landed at 4:45 p.m.

The Pitkin County Sheriff's Office said there was minor damage to the aircraft and the runway, but there was no fuel leak.

The main runway was closed after the mishap.

Airport operations officials were towing the aircraft off the runway and expected to have the runway reopened by 9 p.m. Travelers with questions about commercial flight delays should call their airlines for the most up-to-date information.

The NTSB is expected to begin its investigation into the cause of the crash on Thursday.

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