Bulletin Staff Report

A single-engine airplane lost control while landing Friday afternoon at Madras Municipal Airport and came to rest upside down about two-thirds of the way down the runway.

The Cessna 152 landed on its top about 1 p.m., and the sole occupant was not injured, according to Jefferson County Fire District No. 1.

Fire crews found the airplane on snowpack near the runway. The pilot, who was not identified, was able to climb out of the plane without assistance.

Madras airport staff helped clear all fuel and electrical hazards from the area, as fire crews worked to remove the airplane.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the cause of the crash.

The airplane is owned by the Hillsboro Aero Academy, according to the FAA records. Hillsboro Aero Academy operates a flight school at Redmond Airport.

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