Small plane crash lands, flips over at New Jersey airport

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Airplane Crash (2-17-14)

An airplane made a crash landing at Essex County Airport and flipped over after hitting a snow bank. (Fairfield Police)

FAIRFIELD, N.J. (PIX11) — The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating why a small plane crash landed at a New Jersey airport.

Fairfield Police received a call Monday evening around 6:50 p.m. that an airplane crash landed on the airport runway at Essex County Airport.

The initial investigation indicates that a single engine Cesna Model 172 airplane attempted to land but veered off the runway.

The plane then struck a snow bank and flipped over.

Chaim Masri, 46, of Brooklyn who was flying the plane received a minor injury to his leg. Masri declined medical attention.

Officials are up-righting the plane and securing it at the airport pending an investigation by the FAA.

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