INDEPENDENCE, Ore. (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration are investigating a plane crash at the Independence State Airport that left the pilot with minor injuries.
The Statesman Journal reports that at around 7:25 a.m. Wednesday, a pilot flying a single engine, two-seater plane lost control on landing, according to FAA’s Allen Kenitzer.
The pilot was the only one on board the Rutan Long-EZ at the time.
Al Cleveland from airport emergency rescue says the plane’s nose gear collapsed upon landing and the aircraft skidded off the runway, flipping on its back.
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Cleveland says the pilot walked away from the crash and was being treated at a hospital.
Information from: Statesman Journal, http://www.statesmanjournal.com