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Private jet skids into Croatan Sound

Posted October 1, 2010 4:01 p.m. EDT
Updated October 1, 2010 4:04 p.m. EDT

— A private jet with seven people on board went into the Croatan Sound Friday morning while landing at the Dare County Regional Airport in Manteo, authorities said.

The chartered Citation from Tampa, Fla., was carrying two pilots and five passengers when it ran off the runway and into the water at about 8:30 a.m., authorities said.

Everyone was able to get out of the jet, and five people were taken to Outer Banks Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The Coast Guard was assisting with the plane, which remains in the water, and local authorities notified the National Transportation Safety Board of the incident.