FAA: Engine Problems Likely Caused Jet To Slide Off Runway


Engine problems are what likely caused a jet to slide off a runway at the Pueblo airport during take-off Thursday night.

An investigation into the incident is still ongoing, but a preliminary report by the Federal Aviation Administration was made available Saturday.

The Learjet made it two-thirds of the way down the runway before sliding off. Though taking off in bad weather, the FAA report indicates weather conditions were probably not a factor.

The eight passengers and two flight crew on board at the time were uninjured, though the crash did cause significant damage to the aircraft.

11 News has learned the jet was owned by CSU-Pueblo football donor Dan DeRose. The DeRose family was flying to Las Vegas at the time of the crash.

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  • by wow Location: kansas on Feb 4, 2012 at 09:07 PM
    I prefer to fly in clean, dry, yellow snow!!!?????&&&&
  • by john Location: pueblo on Feb 3, 2012 at 12:56 PM
    to O well, I think your post is on the wrong story.
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      by Dear John on Feb 3, 2012 at 02:58 PM in reply to john
      Are you NEW to Pueblo?
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        by Anonymous on Feb 3, 2012 at 03:09 PM in reply to Dear John
        Fairly, (12 months) and I work for the medicaid dept. That's why your post caught my attention.
  • by Oh, Well on Feb 3, 2012 at 08:32 AM
    They can just charge it to Medicaid.
  • by Don Location: Rickles on Feb 3, 2012 at 08:29 AM
    I prefer to fly in dry cleaned snow...
  • by Mary Location: Pueblo on Feb 3, 2012 at 05:18 AM
    That is too bad about the plane being a total loss , I am glad no one was hurt.
  • by John Location: Pueblo on Feb 2, 2012 at 08:53 PM
    Will you fly in dry snow?
  • by Atany Cost Location: Colorado Springs on Feb 2, 2012 at 07:15 PM
    I have better sense than to fly in wet snow. Apparently others do not.
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