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Emergency responders to Madras airport find overturned plane, and pilot already out.

SUBMITTED PHOTO - The pilot of a Cessna single-engine plane that crashed at Madras Municipal Airport got himself out of the aircraft before emergency responders arrived.A new pilot on his first solo flight on Friday, March 15, ran into some problems as the plane touched down at the Madras Municipal Airport, and flipped over.

The Jefferson County Fire Department was called to the airport at 12:58, when it was reported that a small plane had crashed at the Madras airport.

"It appeared that a Cessna 150 single-engine aircraft was attempting to land and suffered some complications," reported Capt. Kasey Skaar, public information officer for the JCFD. "The aircraft rolled over its nose onto its top, coming to rest on a snowpack, approximately two-thirds down the runway."

When fire department personnel arrived at the scene, the aircraft was on its top, and the solo occupant, who had not suffered any serious injuries, had already gotten out of the plane.

"With the assistance of the Madras airport staff, all fuel and electrical hazards were mitigated," said Skaar.

The fire department, which responded with three staff members and six volunteers, along with an engine, a rescue vehicle and a command vehicle, was assisted at the scene by the Madras Police Department, Jefferson County Emergency Medical Services, and airport staff.

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