Eye Surgery Team’s Jet Crashes At Pasco Airport; No Injuries

PASCO, Wash. (AP) – Authorities say ten passengers and crew escaped from a small jet aircraft that crashed and caught fire while landing at an airport in Pasco, Washington.

A Pasco Fire Department spokesperson told The Tri-City Herald that the plane’s landing gear failed, causing it to skid down the runway and sparking a fire.

Officials said all the passengers exited the plane and firefighters quickly extinguished the flames.

The jet was carrying surgical technicians and a registered nurse for the Pacific Cataract and Laser Institute, and had departed from Chehalis.

The company performs surgeries for cataracts, glaucoma, corneal transplants and laser vision corrections.

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