Plane flips over on landing at Westport, no one hurt


An errant gust of wind made for a wild plane ride Saturday afternoon as a Puyallup man and his son came in for a landing in Westport.

The 1946-vintage plane “caught a gust of wind and flipped over on landing,” according to Westport Fire Department Capt. Dave Bell. It came to rest upside-down on the grass beside the runway. The pilot and his son were not hurt.

The airstrip was shut down for about four hours until the Federal Aviation Administration could determine that the plane was safe to remove. The plane was then flipped over by a local wrecking company, and the pilot pushed it into a parking spot at the airport, Bell said.

No fuel was spilled in the crash, Bell added.