BURLINGTON — A small, single-engine plane coming in for a landing at Skagit Regional Airport around 1 p.m. Thursday ended up upside down next to the runway after getting blown off-course by a crosswind, according to Chad Clark, chief of field services for the Skagit County Sheriffs.

An initial report from Glen Kirk, the Port of Skagit’s on-scene incident commander, noted the plane’s pilot was the only occupant and suffered no known injuries. The plane did not catch fire.

Sara Young, manager of projects, planning and environmental services for the port, said the pilot is a local and rents a hangar at the airport. She said the aircraft was new to this particular pilot.

-- Daniel DeMay contributed to this report.


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