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Plane flips during landing at Bayport Aerodrome, none hurt

A single-engine plane flipped over during landing Saturday

A single-engine plane flipped over during landing Saturday afternoon at the Bayport Aerodrome, Suffolk County police said. No injuries were reported. (Aug. 18, 2012) Credit: Chuck Christophersen

No injuries were reported after a single-engine plane flipped over during landing Saturday afternoon at the Bayport Aerodrome, Suffolk County police said.

Fifth Precinct Sergeant Michael Tavares said the 1940 Fleet 16, an antique biplane, was carrying the pilot and one passenger when it skidded on landing and then flipped over about 5 p.m.

Tavares said neither the pilot, 54-year-old Steve Martin of Huntington Station, or his passenger, 67-year-old Tom Paradise of Alexandria, Va., complained of any injuries. But the plane's landing gear tail fin and one of its wings were damaged in the bumpy landing.

The plane's landing gear could be to blame, police said. Tavares said the Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the cause of the crash.

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