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FD: Plane flips over at Chandler airport

Posted: 9:59 AM, Apr 12, 2016
Updated: 2016-04-12 14:50:48-04

A recently restored airplane landed and flipped over at Chandler Municipal Airport on Tuesday.

Stephanie Romero, spokesperson for the City of Chandler, said identified the plane as a Monocoupe 110 Special. She said this was the plane's first flight since the owner restored it.

The pilot was the only person aboard the aircraft and was not injured.

A spokesperson for the Federal Aviation Administration, said the plane flipped over after landing on runway 4L around 9:50 a.m.

The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board are investigation. Romero said she expects the aircraft to be removed shortly and the north runway to reopen sometime this afternoon.