Plane crashes at Rochester Airport
Plane finishes upside
down after crash
A pilot has walked free after a plane crashed at Rochester
Airport this afternoon.
The Cessna two-seater aircraft was left upside down on grass
after the accident while landing at about midday.
Rochester Airport manager Kelvin Carr said the male pilot
escaped without injury.
He added the Air Accidents Investigation Branch is investigating
The plane rests on its
wings after crashing on landing. Picture: Peter Kray
KentOnline reporter Martin Jefferies, who is at the airport,
said there are skid marks in the grass runway.
He said: "The aircraft is resting on its wings with its wheels
in the air.
"You can see where it has come in to land because the wheels
have dug into the grass.
"There isn't much wind and the ground doesn't seem to be
wet - quite how the plane has come to end up on its roof
He added the airport is still open and a recovery vehicle
is at the scene.
Rochester International Airport airport is in
Maidstone Road, Rochester, and has two runways.
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Airport officials at the
scene of the plane crash. Picture: Jim Haskell
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