Private plane runs off runway at NJ airport, leaking jet fuel into brook

A private plane ran off of the runway while landing at Essex County airport in New Jersey Thursday, ending up in a drainage brook where it is currently leaking jet fuel, according to police.

The plane — a 2020 Citation CJ3 Plus — was making its descent to land on one of the airport’s runways when a strong crosswind kept the plane from touching down on the runway soon enough, according to the Fairfield Police Department who responded to the scene.

After traveling briefly on the runway, it continued onto a grassy area before it finally stopped in the drainage brook.

All three men on board —

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