July 5, 2013 at 7:03 PM
Student pilot flips plane in Monroe; pilot and instructor both OK
A student pilot flipped a plane while attempting a landing at Firstair Field airport in Monroe Friday afternoon, but neither he nor his instructor had significant injuries, according to the Monroe Police Department.
Police officers and the Monroe Fire Department responded to a Cessna 172 upside down in the field just before 5 p.m. The student pilot was on a training flight with an instructor out of Paine Field. The plane was attempting a landing at the airfield when the plane left the runway into grass. The pilot was not able to return to the runway and wound up flipping the plane onto its top.
The 68-year-old pilot from Seattle was talem to Valley General Hospital for treatment of minor cuts and abrasions. The flight instructor, an 82-year-old man from Mountlake Terrace, was treated at the scene.
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