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Plane overturns on runway at Merritt Island Airport

Plane slid off runway during landing

Plane crash at Merritt Island Airport
Plane crash at Merritt Island Airport

MERRITT ISLAND,. Fla. – Brevard County Fire Rescue crews are at the site of a small aircraft that apparently flipped over near the runway of the Merritt Island Airport.

News 6 partner Florida Today said the pilot, the sole occupant of the aircraft, was not injured and refused further treatment from paramedics at the site, officials reported. Investigators say the Cessna 172 overturned while making a landing on Runway 11.

The incident happened at 10:22 a.m. today along the 900 block of Airport Boulevard after the aircraft apparently skid along the grass and overturned. No fuel leaks were reported and the incident was reported to the Federal Aviation Administration. The NTSB will review the pilot's statement along with the plane's instrumentation to determine what caused the incident.

An investigation is ongoing.