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ASPEN, Colo. – A corporate jet carrying 8 people veered off the runway while landing at the Aspen/Pitkin County Airport Thursday, authorities said.

The incident happened at 12:24 p.m. when the aircraft’s landing gear reportedly broke after the plane touched-down.

The jet, which was carrying two pilots, six passengers and two dogs, left the runway and came to a stop near the Airport Operations Center approximately 150 feet from the center line of the runway, airport managers said.

No one was injured.

“We are fortunate that this appears to have been a relatively minor incident. No word yet on the cause. We are relieved that no one was hurt,” said Airport Director, Jim Elwood. 

Elwood said fuel was leaking from the airplane.

The cause of the incident remains under investigation.