Student Pilot Crash-Lands Off Runway At Mansfield Airport
MANSFIELD (CBS) – A student pilot practicing landings at Mansfield Airport crash-landed on Saturday morning, causing significant damage to the plane.
Mansfield police say the student was flying a 2003 Cessna C-172S, and came in too low to the runway.
The plane touched down about 180 yards away from where it was supposed to land; its wheels clipped a snow bank, and the landing gear snapped as it hit the runway.
Officials say the plane tipped onto its right wing tip and went into a controlled skid off the runway.
The pilot, who was not identified, walked away uninjured, but the plane sustained about $45,000 in damage.
The FAA is investigating.
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