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Jet crashes off Naval Air Station North Island runway, lands on shoreline

Emergency crews are investigating after a Learjet 36 crash-landed into an embankment along the shoreline at Naval Air Station North Island on Friday, base officials said.

The hard landing happened about 1:15 p.m. at the end of runway 18 at Halsey Field Airport, which is on base, said spokesman Kevin Dixon.

According to FlightAware, the fixed-wing aircraft took off from the airport around 12:20 p.m., made a few figure eights over the ocean and came in for a landing less than an hour later.

The plane is owned by GH Equipment, according to Federal Aviation Administration records. Dixon said the plane was a Navy contractor plan, not a military aircraft.

The jet appeared to have sustained minor damage, and it is unclear if anyone was injured.

This is a breaking news story that will be updated when more information becomes available.

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