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Plane veers off runway at Teterboro Airport

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A plane taking off from Teterboro Airport in New Jersey veered off the runway on Friday.

The Learjet reportedly came to a stop on the grass of the small airport near Route 17 and Route 46 after experiencing steering problems, said the FAA.

There were no injuries, reported the Associated Press.

The airport was closed about 15 minutes and the jet was towed to the ramp.

It is not clear how many people were aboard.

Earlier this month, a pilot swerved his small plane off a runway and onto the grass to stop after his brakes failed during an emergency landing, reported NorthJersey.com.

In October 2010, a private jet landing at Teterboro overshot the runway but was stopped by an arrester bed, which crumbles under the weight of the aircraft, stopping its momentum. No one was injured.

The Port Authority installed the beds after a 2005 accident in which a jet overshot the runway, plowed through a chain-link fence, skidded across Route 46, and crashed into a warehouse on the other side of the road.

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