Thursday, March 02, 2017

Incident occurred March 02, 2017 at Richard Lloyd Jones Jr. Airport (KRVS), Tulsa, Oklahoma

TULSA -- A plane flipped over at R.L. Jones Airport in south Tulsa Thursday morning.

The student pilot on board was not injured.

The Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology student was on a solo flight around 9 a.m. when as he was coming in for the landing, something went wrong.

2 Works for You has learned that the pilot possibly did what is called porpoising - when a plane lands hard, bounces up and comes down nose first. The president of Spartan said an investigation is underway.

"We're getting all of the information from the instructor who was watching the flight because this was a solo flight. We are also taking information from the control tower and we have our FAA inspector coming in from Oklahoma City."

The plane sustained damage to the engine and tail fin. The plane just came off an inspection and was good for another 100 hours.


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