SAN DIEGO (CNS) – A private pilot landing a light plane at Montgomery-Gibbs Executive Airport was unscathed Thursday when the aircraft somersaulted on the runway, coming to rest on its roof, authorities reported.
The tail-over-nose crash of the single-engine Cessna 185 at the Serra Mesa general-aviation municipal airport took place shortly after 1:30 p.m., according to the Federal Aviation Administration.
The pilot and sole occupant of the airplane was unhurt, San Diego Fire- Rescue Department reported.
A single fire engine remained at the scene until about 2 p.m. as a precaution, according to SDFRD public affairs.
The cause of the accident was under investigation.
The 48-year-old fixed-wing airplane is registered to an Alaska man, FAA records state.