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No one was injured Friday afternoon when a small plane flipped while attempting to land at the Omar Bradley Airport in Moberly. Public Works Director Tom Sanders describes what took place.

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At a little after 2 p.m. this afternoon, responding EMS units located a small single-engine Piper Cub off the runway in a ditch along the runway. The pilot was out of the aircraft and uninjured. The pilot, a 24-year-old from Newnan, Georgia reported he had successfully landed the aircraft and was slowly taxiing off the runway when a sudden strong gust of wind lifted the aircraft up and over.

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The runway is currently closed until the plane can be righted and towed to a hanger to access damages. It is expected to open the runway within a few hours.


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