No one was injured when a Legacy corporate jet with nine aboard, including crew, rolled off a taxiway Tuesday morning at Long Island MacArthur Airport, ending up stuck in a sodden patch of an adjacent grassy area, an official said.
The incident occurred at about 5:30 a.m. on a taxiway in the southeast corner of the Ronkonkoma airport, near Runway 10-28 and Runway 33, said airport Commissioner Shelley LaRose-Arken.
Airport operations were not affected.
It was not immediately clear who the aircraft operator was or where the flight was headed.
LaRose-Arken said the MacArthur-based jet was to be removed from the grassy area as soon as a tow could do so.
The Federal Aviation Administration said the twin-engine Embraer E135, also known as the Legacy, “turned onto the grass while taxiing to Runway 33 Left for departure.”
The FAA is investigating.