Pilot Treated for Injuries After ‘Hard Landing’ at Crystal Airport
A pilot was injured after what police are calling a “hard landing” at the Crystal Airport on Sunday.
According to a Metropolitan Airports Commission spokesperson, a small airplane came down hard and veered off the runway at around 7 p.m.
The Federal Aviation Administration said the landing gear on a single-engine Vans RV-12 collapsed as the plane landed at the airport, which is located at 5800 Crystal Airport Rd.
There were two people aboard the plane when it crashed.
The pilot sustained minor injures and was treated at the scene, according to the Crystal Deputy Police Chief Brian Hubbard.
The passenger was not injured, Hubbard said.
FAA documents show that the airplane is registered to a a company in Apple Valley. The FAA is continuing to investigate the crash.
According to the Metropolitan Airports Commission, the airfield was closed for approximately 45 minutes following the incident.