Plane Flips Over in Meriden

Tuesday, May 7, 2013  |  Updated 3:46 PM EDT
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Plane Flips Over in Meriden

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The pilot of this Zenith Zodiak plane suffered minor injuries when the aircraft flipped over while landing at Meriden-Markham Airport Tuesday afternoon.

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A small plane flipped while landing at Meriden-Markham Airport Tuesday afternoon.

The pilot didn't report anything abnormal when he attempted to land the Zenith Zodiak plane just before 2 p.m., according Jeff Price, the administrator at Meriden-Markham Airport. 

The plane touched down on the runway, but began to teeter from side to side until ti flipped, Price said.

The pilot, who is a man described to be 60 to 70 years old, has not been identified.  

Two other pilots at the airport ran to the crash scene and helped the pilot from the upside-down plane.

The pilot suffered scrapes on his face and was dazed, but did not appear to sustain any serious injuries, according to Price.  

He was taken to St. Mary's Hospital in Waterbury to be treated.

Investigators from the Federal Aviation Administration have been called.  

The plane remained just off the runway and the airport remained closed, Price said.

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