Airplane flips over after landing at airport in South Lake Tahoe (updated) | TahoeDailyTribune.com

Airplane flips over after landing at airport in South Lake Tahoe (updated)

A plane flipped after landing at Lake Tahoe Airport Sunday.
City of South Lake Tahoe

Nobody was injured Sunday when an airplane flipped and landed upside down at the Lake Tahoe Airport.

The aircraft — a Murphy SR 3500, single engine piston — was attempting to use a high speed taxiway after landing at the airport around 12:15 p.m. Sunday, according to the city of South Lake Tahoe.

However, the aircraft ground looped, according to information posted by the Federal Aviation Administration.

A ground loop is an uncontrolled turn during ground operations, according to an FAA manual. Landing straight and avoiding turns a high speeds can prevent a ground loop from occurring.

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The aircraft came to rest inverted on a runway.

The uninjured pilot — an Arizona resident according to the city — was the only person on board.

The aircraft was removed from the runway about six hours after the crash.

The FAA described the damage as “substantial.”

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Nobody was injured Sunday when an airplane flipped and landed upside down at the Lake Tahoe Airport.

The plane was using a high speed taxiway after landing at the airport Sunday, according to the city of South Lake Tahoe. It flipped over in the process and came to rest inverted.

A plane flipped after landing at Lake Tahoe Airport Sunday.
City of South Lake Tahoe

A Facebook post from the city did not identify the type of plane.

The Federal Aviation Administration Reno Flight Standards District Office is conducting an investigation, according to the city. An investigator is expected to visit the scene and interview the pilot Monday.


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