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Small plane has hard landing at Bucks County airport

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Published On: Aug 06 2014 09:48:44 AM CDT
Updated On: Jul 17 2014 06:27:21 PM CDT

Incident involving plane at airport

EAST ROCKHILL TWP., Pa. -

Officials are on the scene of a accident involving a small airplane at a Bucks County airport.

The accident happened at 10:50 p.m. Thursday at the Pennridge Airport, 110 N. Ridge Road in Perkasie.

No injuries were reported.

Airport officials described the plane as a Stearman bi-plane, a rare, vintage World War II training plane.

The Federal Aviation Administration, which is investigating what happened, reported the Boeing E75N1 Stearman flipped over while landing on Runway 26 at the airport.

The unidentified pilot reported to the FAA that his brakes locked.

Pennridge Regional Police Chief David Mettin reported the bi-plane made a hard landing and flipped over onto its side.  He said the pilot was belted in and able to get himself out of the plane.