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Airport runway closed for several hours after single-engine crash in Cortland County

The Cortland County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a plane crash alongside the FAA.

Only the pilot was on-board when a single-engine aircraft crashed at the Cortland County Airport.

Investigators say the pilot had been conducting some practice take off and landings for about an hour.

The pilot said he had just completed a landing and was taking off again when he lost control of the plane.

The plane is said to have left the runway, struck a snowbank, and overturned onto its roof. The pilot made out of the plane on his own.

He was taken to a nearby hospital after sustaining a minor injury.

The plane is a 1966 Cherokee. It appears to be a total loss, according to investigators.

The airport runway was shut down for several hours while crews worked the scene.


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