CORTLAND COUNTY, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — A small plane crashed on the runway at the Cortland County Airport after hitting a snow bank.
According to the Cortland County Sheriff’s Office, a small engine plane carrying only the pilot had been practicing take-offs and landings on Christmas Eve when it hit a snow bank lading about an hour into the practice session.
Deputies say the pilot was able to exit the plane on his own before being transported to a nearby hospital. Deputies say the pilot had a cut on his head. The injury is not considered life threatening.
The plane, which is a 1966 Cherokee appears to be totaled, according to the sheriff’s office. The airport runway was closed for around three and a half hours before the plane could be removed and the runway reopened.
The investigation is ongoing.