Airplane tips over landing at South Lake Tahoe

The city of South Lake Tahoe released this photograph of an airplane that crashed while landing.
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SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA (KOLO)-- A pilot trying to use the high speed runway Sunday flipped over while landing at the Lake Tahoe Airport, the city of South Lake Tahoe reported.

The crash of the small plane injured no one.

The home-built Murphy SR 3500 ground-looped while landing on Runway 18 around 12:15 p.m., the Federal Aviation Administration reported. A ground loop is a tight turn on the ground in which one wing dips, the FAA said. The pilot was the only person on board.

The aircraft is registered to David Shotwell of Selma, Ore., FAA records show.

The FAA and the National Transportation and Safety Board are investigating.

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The city of South Lake Tahoe released this photograph of an airplane that crashed while landing.