No One Injured in Mishap at YRA

Written by on May 28, 2019

Yellowstone Regional Airport officials say no one was injured when a small aircraft landed upside down at the airstrip in Cody Saturday.

Bob Hooper with YRA says that the incident occurred Saturday at about 10:55 a.m. The aircraft, registered to Hunt Oil Company, experienced problems while landing on Runway 22 at the Cody airport. The aircraft apparently was affected by winds while landing, causing the aircraft to flip and come to rest upside down. Two people were in the Piper Cub when it landed – a student pilot and a local flight instructor.

Hooper says Yellowstone Regional Airport Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting personnel responded to the scene, and the Airport was closed to all traffic for approximately two hours. A United Express flight to Denver was delayed for about one and a half hours, and a Delta Connection flight from Salt Lake City was delayed by about two hours.

The FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) and the NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board) are in charge of the investigation into the incident.

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