Pilots landing a Delta jet at Port Columbus Airport needed every bit of the Ohio runway and more Friday morning.

Charleston WSAZ-TV reporter Brooks Jarosz was on the plane with a friend, having taken the red-eye from Los Angeles.

Jarosz said the plane encountered wind and rain on the approach, and when the captain hit the runway at a top speed, he wasn’t able to stop the plane until it reached grass at the end of runway.

A few minutes later,¬†Jarosz said the passengers heard from the captain. “He told us he went off the runway a little bit. He was coming in too fast and he ran out of a place to go,” Jarosz said.

The plane took a sharp left turn at the end of the runway and sunk into the soggy field.

Jarosz said the plane smashed through the end of runway lights.

“After those lights there’s a little more pavement and we used every bit of that pavement and some of the grass before we actually came to a stop,” he said.

The passengers were evacuated in groups of 12 while a haz-mat team performed a safety check of the plane.

Jarosz said he didn’t see any injuries.¬†

“We knew there was something wrong but it wasn’t until after we were stopped that everyone kind of knew that maybe we went too far here,” he said.

(Photo: nbc4i.com)

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