Plane crash-lands at DeLand airport

Published On: Feb 12 2013 03:43:51 PM EST   Updated On: Feb 12 2013 04:56:07 PM EST
DeLAND, Fla. -

A plane has crash landed at the DeLand Municipal Airport on Tuesday, according to Volusia County Fire Rescue.

DeLand police said at around 3:15 p.m., Laurence A. Lapointe, 77, was about to land a Star Duster SA300 Bi-Plane, an experimental aircraft, when he lost control of the plane and slid the vehicle off the runway.

Lapointe was not injured and said he encountered problems steering the plane once he touched the ground.

The aircraft is being removed from the scene and the investigation is being turned over to the National Transportation and Safety Board.

No other information was immediately available.

Check back for more details on this developing story.


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