Plane overturned while landing at Somerset Airport, USA

Plane Crash Alert

A small aircraft overturned while it was landing at the Somerset Airport Saturday morning when a gust of wind caused it to veer off the runway, police said.
Police responded to the airport at 11:30 a.m. after receiving a report of a plane crash, and, upon arriving, found a Cessna 185 overturned in the grass about 20 feet off of runway 30, police said in a news release.

Richard Skevington, the pilot, and his wife, Mary Skevington, both of Saratoga Springs, N.Y., were uninjured in the crash, and had exited the plane by the time officers arrived on the scene, police said.

Richard Skevington told officers that the plane was blown by a strong gust of wind while touching down, and ran off the left side of the runway into the soft grass, causing it to overturn, police said.

The Far Hills-Bedminister Fire Department and First Aid Squad responded to the scene, and a New Jersey State Police NorthStar helicopter was already on the scene when township police arrived, police said.

The Federal Aviation Administration was contacted and will investigate the crash, police said.

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