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Private jet rolls off runway at Sacramento International Airport; no injuries reported

A twin-engine private jet rolled a little past the pavement of a runway Friday morning at Sacramento International Airport after the pilot earlier notified authorities that there was a hydraulic issue with the aircraft.

The Cessna Citation jet was flying from the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport in Washington to Napa County Airport when the pilot diverted to the Sacramento airport due to the hydraulic issue.

The pilot requested that emergency equipment on the ground be alerted and stated that the landing would require a long landing roll.

The plane ended up rolling to a stop past the pavement, the nose wheel of the jet ending up in the dirt.

None of the 11 people on board was hurt and there was no damage to the plane, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. The plane was registered to Schweizer Aircraft Leasing of Pullman, according to an FAA registry.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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