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Pilot safe as plane crashes at Northern California airport

May 7, 2019
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This Monday, May 6, 2019, photo released by CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit shows a plane that crashed in Auburn, Calif. The small plane has flipped over at Auburn Municipal Airport, northeast of Sacramento, but the pilot escaped with only minor injuries. (Mary Eldridge/CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit via AP)

AUBURN, Calif. (AP) — A small plane has flipped over at a Northern California airport but the pilot escaped with only minor injuries.

It happened Monday afternoon at Auburn Municipal Airport, northeast of Sacramento.

Airport officials say the pilot was making a “touch-and-go” landing when his single-engine plane stalled and went down, flipping upside down.

Fire officials say the man had only minor injuries.