Eye surgery team’s jet crashes at Pasco airport; no injuries

PASCO, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say ten passengers and crew escaped from a small jet aircraft that crashed and caught fire while landing at an airport in Pasco, Washington. A Pasco Fire Department spokesperson told The Tri-City Herald that the plane’s landing gear failed, causing it to skid down the runway and sparking a fire. Officials said all the passengers exited the plane and firefighters quickly extinguished the flames. The jet was carrying surgical technicians and a registered nurse for the Pacific Cataract and Laser Institute, and had departed from Chehalis. The company performs surgeries for cataracts, glaucoma, corneal transplants and laser vision corrections.