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Pilot flips plane at end of runway at Rowan County Airport

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SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) -

Pilot Robert Poole of Granite Quarry was able to walk Wednesday after flipping his plane at the end of the runway at the Rowan County Airport.

Poole was flying a homemade experimental plane known as a Vans RV9A, according to Rowan County Emergency Services Chief Frank Thomason.  Poole was attempting to land when he "bounced" the plane and it flipped over onto its top.

Poole had a scratch on the head, but was otherwise alright and refused treatment from Rowan County EMS.

The airport was closed to air traffic while the plane was moved and while a small fuel leak was cleaned up from the site.

Thomason said that there would be an investigation handled by the Highway Patrol, Salisbury Police Department, and Rowan Sheriff's Office.

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