Pilot Not Hurt In Nevada County Plane Crash

GRASS VALLEY, Calif. (CBS13) — A pilot was able to walk away from his plane Sunday after his aircraft flipped over upon landing.

The Federal Aviation Administration said their initial report shows that a Cessna 150 overturned on the lone, snow-covered runway at the Nevada County Airport just off Loma Rica Drive after noon.

The pilot said it looked like there was simply a light dusting of snow on the runway, but when the airplane touched down, its wheels became caught in a foot and a half of snow and flipped the plane over nose-first.

The airport had been closed and without power since Friday’s storm and was unable to warn the pilot not to land.

The pilot was the only occupant on the aircraft and was not injured, authorities said.

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A single-propeller aircraft flipped over upon landing at the Nevada County Airport on Feb. 27, 2011. (CBS/Alan Blaich)


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