- Associated Press - Thursday, December 22, 2016

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - The pilot of a small plane was injured when the plane flipped while landing at Shreveport’s downtown airport.

Shreveport news media reported that the accident happened shortly after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Authorities said the pilot was hospitalized with injuries described as serious but not life-threatening.

The pilot was the only person aboard the plane. A witness told KTBS-TV (https://bit.ly/2i6Gct7 ) the plane had just touched down on the runway when it bounced and flipped.

KSLA-TV (https://bit.ly/2i6JaOf ) reported that witnesses at the scene said it appeared the plane was caught by a strong gust of wind.


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