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Hard landing at Minden airport causes minor injuries to two

This screenshot from a Citywide Video News video shows the scene of a crash at the Minden-Tahoe...
This screenshot from a Citywide Video News video shows the scene of a crash at the Minden-Tahoe Airport.(KOLO)
Published: Jul. 17, 2016 at 1:05 PM PDT
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Two people received minor injuries Sunday morning at Minden-Tahoe Airport when the airplane they were in had a hard landing and overturned, the East Fork Fire Department reported.

The Luscombe single-engine fixed-wing airplane had bad landing gear so the pilot tried to put it down in the dirt next to the runway, said East Fork Fire Protection District Battalion Chief Troy Valenzuela. That helped slow the aircraft, but it still overturned.

The two people inside were taken to Carson Valley Medical Center for minor injuries and also for a precautionary evaluation, Valenzuela said.

The aircraft received substantial damage. The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate.