747 cargo jet overshoots runway at Sea-Tac

747 cargo jet overshoots runway at Sea-Tac
SEA-TAC AIRPORT -- A Boeing 747-400 freighter overshot a runway while landing at Sea-Tac Airport on Monday afternoon, but the four-person crew was not injured.

Federal Aviation Administration officials the China Airlines cargo jet arriving from John F. Kennedy International Airportwent off runway 34L at about 4:30 p.m.

Airport spokesman Perry Cooper said the plane went about 100 feet beyond the end of the runway, but remained on an area of safety concrete.

The runway was closed while crews investigated and the aircraft was moved.

Flights are taking off and landing using the airports two other runways, but Cooper said some flights are seeing delays of up to three hours due to inclement weather.