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Plane flips at DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport; no serious injuries

A airplane flipped over Wednesday morning at the DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport, causing runways to close for about an hour and a half.
A airplane flipped over Wednesday morning at the DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport, causing runways to close for about an hour and a half.

DeKALB – An airplane flipped over Wednesday morning at the DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport, causing no serious injuries, but it left the main runway closed for about an hour and a half, according to reports heard on police radio traffic.

The DeKalb Fire Department responded to a call about 10:30 a.m. and left about an hour later, once the plane had been taken to one of the hangars.

DeKalb Deputy Fire Chief James Zarek said the plane had been traveling from Wisconsin to Texas and stopped at the airport to refuel. During the landing process, something happened that caused the plane to flip over.

Airport manager Tom Cleveland said he does not know what caused the plane to flip, but aircraft maintenance workers are looking into it.

Zarek said that the pilot got himself out of the plane and refused medical service.

Although the plane was not badly damaged, it will be a while before it can fly again because the engine needs to be taken apart for inspection, Cleveland said.

The Federal Aviation Administration will continue to investigate the incident, Zarek said.

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