A strong crosswind knocked a single-engine plane off its wheels after a safe landing at Frederick Municipal Airport shortly after noon Friday.
While the incident was sent out to police and fire and rescue personnel as a plane crash at the airport, much of the response was quickly called off and emergency medical personnel were not needed as neither of the two men in the aircraft at the time was injured as a result.
The National Transportation Safety Board was notified of the incident, but Maryland State Police handled the initial investigation, said Sgt. Jerimy Tindal, a state police supervisor at the scene. Tindal was not certain whether the NTSB or the Federal Aviation Administration would handle the investigation moving forward.
A man identified by state police as a passenger on the plane said the incident occurred after the plane had landed and was about to come to a stop. The man declined to provide his name, but confirmed that neither he nor the pilot was injured and that the incident, while momentarily alarming, was ultimately not serious.
The man said the plane was an L-60SF Brigadyr that was originally manufactured in Czechoslovakia in 1958 but was registered locally and had originally taken off from the airport for a short flight.