A local pilot was injured after his plane flipped over and landed upside down.

 On Sunday around 1:30 p.m., the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call of an aircraft overturned on the runway at the Wurtsboro Airport.

At the scene, deputies found a Cessna L19 upside down on a grass runway that is used to launch gliders.

It’s believed that the aircraft was returning to the airport after completing a tow to pick-up another glider. As the plane touched down on the runway a landing gear wheel broke off, police say.

The plane rolled for about 100 feet and flipped over, coming to a rest in the upside down position.

The pilot, David Freer Jr., of Highland was removed from the plane and taken to Orange Regional Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

The incident remains under investigation.

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