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Cessna Flips Over At Brookhaven Airport

2 Pilots Both Refuse Medical Attention
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BROOKHAVEN, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A small plane flipped over at Brookhaven Airport on Long Island Sunday morning, but neither of the pilots suffered serious injuries.

Around 11:45 a.m., a Cessna C210 flipped over on takeoff as it attempted to depart from runway 24 at the airport, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

The plane, with two pilots onboard, experienced mechanical failure about 15 feet off the ground and ended up flipping and hitting the runway, according to a Newsday report.

The two pilots both refused medical attention, according to Suffolk County police. But damage to the aircraft was extensive, the FAA said.

The runway where the accident happened was closed down for an investigation, the newspaper reported.

The FAA has launched an investigation, and the National Transportation Safety Board has been notified.

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