SACRAMENTO (CBS SF) — A pilot and his passenger escaped unharmed Thursday when their private jet made an emergency landing at Sacramento’s Mather Airport and caught fire, authorities said.
The Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District said firefighters responded to the call at 11:45 a.m. of a jet landing without gear.READ MORE: Gas Pump Sticker Shock: Bay Area Approaching Nation Leading $4 A Gallon
Fire officials tweeted that the two occupants of the plane were able to escape unharmed, but the jet was heavily damaged by the emergency landing and the fire.READ MORE: VIDEO: Asian Man Attacked In Oakland, Tries to Fight Back In Attempted Robbery
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The cause of the fire was still under investigation.