Small plane dinged up after hard landing at Paine Field

Small plane dinged up after hard landing at Paine Field
Photo courtesy of Steven Bullock.
EVERETT, Wash. -- A pilot walked away uninjured from a Wednesday evening "landing mishap" at Paine Field, but his plane suffered some damage.

Airport Director Dave Waggoner said the pilot lost control of his Cessna 172 while landing at the airport just before 7 p.m. The pilot, who has not been identified, was able to put the plane down, but couldn't keep it on the runway, Waggoner said.

The plane went off the runway and hit a sign before coming to a stop. The pilot wasn't injured, but the plane was damaged. Waggoner said the nose gear collapsed and the propeller and part of the fuselage were damaged.

The pilot was the only person on board and there were no injuries on the ground.