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Pilot Unhurt in Mishap at Santa Ynez Airport

Nose gear of single-engine plane collapsed during incident

The pilot of this single-engine plane walked away unharmed after the nose gear of the aircraft collapsed at the Santa Ynez Airport.

The pilot of this single-engine plane walked away unharmed after the nose gear of the aircraft collapsed at the Santa Ynez Airport.  (Santa Barbara County Fire Department photo)

By Tom Bolton, Noozhawk Executive Editor | @tombol | updated logo 7:08 p.m. |

The pilot of a small plane escaped injury Wednesday afternoon in a mishap at the Santa Ynez Airport.

Firefighters responding shortly after 3 p.m. found a single-engine aircraft that had sustained a collapsed nose gear, said Capt. David Sadecki of the Santa Barbara County Fire Department.

The pilot, whose name was not released, was able to exit the aircraft without injury, Sadecki said.

No other details on the incident were immediately available.

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