Plane flips after overshooting runway at Fallbrook airport

A plane landed upside down after crashing at the airport in Fallbrook. (Photo: North County Fire Dept. Richard Berry)

A plane landed upside down after crashing at the airport in Fallbrook. (Photo: North County Fire Dept. Richard Berry)

FALLBROOK, Calif. – No one was seriously injured after a small airplane flipped over upon landing at the Fallbrook airport, authorities confirmed.

The Cessna 182 was seen upside-down at the end of the runway of Fallbrook Community Airpark at 2155 S. Mission Road around 1:20 p.m.  The two people aboard, both in their late 70s, had minor injuries and declined medical aid, North County Fire Department official said.

Fire official told FOX 5 that the plane crashed while on takeoff, but a county official said it happened as the plane was landing. The pilot overshot the runway and flipped the plane, a county official said.

Both San Diego County Sheriff’s Department deputies and local firefighters went to the airport.

Details regarding what type of airplane crashed or the extent of the damage were not immediately known.

The runway was shut down to allow emergency crews to assist the pilot and passenger. Clean up crews were expected to mop up a minor fuel leak before reopening the area.