The pilot of a small engine airplane walked away shaken but uninjured earlier this week after what he described as a "hard landing” in town limits.
Mark Capone was at the controls of his personal aircraft and attempting to land on an airstrip he built on his property in Springhill on Wednesday morning when the aircraft veered off course and came to a stop in some nearby bushes. Citizens near the area witnessed the plane entering town limits from the Southwest, heading over the Herrett Road during its decent and flying what some described as precariously low as it came in for a landing.
“It was just clipping over the tree tops,” said one witness.
Neighbours in the area are concerned about the airstrip being near homes and the mishap didn't do much to assuage their concerns.