Plane flips at airport; pilot not hurt

January 18, 2014

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A Cessna 210 airplane flipped and came to rest upside down near the south end of the runway at Granbury Regional Airport Wednesday morning, but the pilot – a Granbury man – was uninjured.

That’s according to the airport’s Aviation Director Gary Hawkins.

He said the pilot told him afterward that he wasn’t trying to take off, but was just warming up the plane.

“There may have been a cross wind come up,” Hawkins said. “He was trying to control it and wasn’t able to.”

Winds had been extremely gusty in the area the day before, on Tuesday, with speeds of up to 35 mph according to the National Weather Service in Fort Worth.

The DPS, which investigates plane crashes in Texas, did not file a report.

It was considered an “incident” instead of a crash, according to Senior Trooper Dub Gillum.

No information was available on the extent of the plane’s damage.

The Cessna 210 Centurion has six seats, but the pilot was the only one inside.

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