Small plane flips over as pilot lands aircraft at Beverly airport; no injuries reported

01/15/2013 BEVERLY, MA Members of the ground crew worked to put a small single-engine plane right side up with the help of a crane after it flipped upside-down on a runway at Beverly Municipal Airport (cq). (Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe)
A crane lifted the plane off the ground in the first phase of the operation to turn it right side up.
Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe

No injuries were reported after a small aircraft overturned as it landed at the Beverly Municipal Airport this afternoon, according to the Beverly Fire Department.

01/15/2013 BEVERLY, MA Members of the ground crew worked to put a small single-engine plane right side up with the help of a crane after it flipped upside-down on a runway at Beverly Municipal Airport (cq). (Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe)
Earlier, officials conferred at the unusual scene. (Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe)
The Boston Globe

The plane was flying into the airport, located on L.P. Henderson Road, at noon when it flipped over before it finished landing, said Fire Captain Michael McCadden .

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The plane came to rest the grass beside the runway. The aircraft’s pilot and the plane’s one passenger were not injured, fire officials said.

Beverly firefighters and police, Danvers police, Wenham police, and the Northeast Regional Ambulance service responded.

McCadden said he did not know the estimated cost of the damage to the single-engine aircraft.

“There was some definite structural damage,” he said. “But nothing too crazy.”

It is unclear why the plane flipped, but airport staff and the Federal Aviation Administration will investigate the incident, according to McCadden.