A small private jet skidded off the runway at Vancouver International Airport on Sunday evening as it was trying to land.

There was no fire and no one was injured. The plane sustained structural damage in the landing, which took place around 5:30 p.m.

Airport spokeswoman Rebecca Catley said the Cessna Citation jet, which had flown in from Mexico, carried five people.

The pilot apparently contacted the airport before landing to say there was a problem with the plane's landing gear.

The accident occurred on runway 12 at the South Terminal.

There was extensive damage to the front end of the Cessna, and Transport Canada is now investigating the incident.

There were no interruptions to the operations at the airport.

The weather was poor at the time with wind and snow but Catley said it wasn't clear whether the weather was a factor in the malfunction.

With files from The Canadian Press