Private jet rolls off runway at Farmington airport

The Daily Times staff
An airplane taxis down a runway on April 22 at the Four Corners Regional Airport in Farmington.

FARMINGTON — A small private jet ended up in the dirt after rolling off the runway at Four Corners Regional Airport on Monday evening.

Airport Manager Mike Lewis said the plane was taxing to a take-off position when the brakes and steering failed.

The incident happened at about 5:45 p.m., Lewis said.

Three people — an instructor and two student pilots, all three from California — were on board, and no one was hurt.

The plane is slated for a mechanical inspection later this week, Lewis said.