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Plane crash-lands upside down at Boonville airport

A pilot is unharmed after his plane landed upside down at Boonville’s airport Wednesday night.

Lt. James Deckard with the Boonville Police Department said a 911 call was made about the crash-landing around 7:20 p.m.

Emergency crews arrived at the Jesse Viertel Memorial Airport to find a single prop experimental plane upside down on the runway.

According to Deckard, the certified pilot had taken off and was about 100 feet in the air when he noticed the engine failed.

He was able to bring the plane back down to the runway but was unable to control it as it landed.

Once on the ground, the pilot was able to get out of the plane and call for help.

He suffered no injuries and was the only occupant of the aircraft.

The runway was shut down while crews investigated and the Federal Aviation Administration was notified about the crash.

This incident comes more than a month after a separate Cooper County crash that left two dead.

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