Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 180
Event Type: Accident
Highest Injury: Minor
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Portland FSDO-65
AIRCRAFT ON TAKEOFF FLIPPED OVER, BURLINGTON, VT
A Cessna 180 plane flipped over on a Burlington International Airport runway Sunday after experiencing some difficulties taking off, Director of Aviation Gene Richards said.
Two people were in the small aircraft at the time of the incident.
Richards said the plane's pilot was transported with non-life threatening injuries to the University of Vermont Medical Center, and the passenger was waiting for a family member to pick him or her up for possible transportation to the hospital.
"They think possibly neck injuries on the pilot, but there's nothing confirmed," Richards said.
Richards said the incident occurred around 3:20 p.m.
It is unclear as of 4:30 p.m. how high the plane was in the air before it came back down and landed, Richards said.
It appears the plane may have had some issues as it was getting ready to take off, he said.
"Those are the details I'm waiting for," Richards said.
He added that he had been in touch with the Federal Aviation Administration and was in the process of gathering more information.
Richards said he believes the plane is privately owned.
The South Burlington Fire Department and the Vermont Air National Guard Fire Department responded to the airport, Richards said.
Original article can be found here: http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com
SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt.-- Director of Aviation Gene Richards says a small, single-engine plane flipped over during take off at Burlington International Airport Sunday afternoon.
Richards says the pilot and one passenger were taken to UVM Medical Center for injury evaluation.
The pilot was taken by ambulance, and the passenger was picked up by family for a trip to the hospital around 4 pm.
According to Richards, the plane was a 1975 Cessna 180.
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