May 18, 2009

No injures when landing planes collided

A biplane landing at a Washington state airport came down on top of a larger Cessna plane that had just touched down, but no one was injured, witnesses said.

Witness John Garrett said the dark green biplane landed quickly Saturday evening at Skagit Regional Airport before taking off again and circling around the airport, the Skagit Valley Herald reported Monday.

He said the blue and white charter Cessna landed while the biplane was circling the hub and he soon noticed the biplane was coming in for a landing right at the same spot where the Cessna had just touched down.

The biplane just sat right down on top of him ... boom, Garrett said. I couldn't believe it.

The Cessna's left wing crumpled after digging into the runway and its nose was also damaged by being pushed into the ground. The biplane flipped off of the larger aircraft and landed on its roof.

The male pilot and a female passenger were pulled from the biplane and two men were able to exit the Cessna without assistance. No one involved was injured.

The crash is being investigated by the Federal Aviation Administration.