- Associated Press - Monday, March 14, 2016

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - Airport officials say a small plane flipped over as it tried to take off from Burlington International Airport.

Director of Aviation Gene Richards says the incident happened just before 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

Richard says it appears the plane may have had issues as it was getting ready to take off. He says there were strong crosswinds on the runway, but it’s unclear whether that contributed to the flipping.

The pilot was taken to the University of Vermont Medical Center with injuries that aren’t considered life-threatening. The passenger was picked up by a family member and taken to the hospital. Authorities didn’t immediately identify the occupants.

Crews cleared the airport runway at around 8 p.m.

Richards says he believes the Cessna Skylane 180 plane is privately owned.


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