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No one injured in University Park Airport crash landing

A pilot crash-landed a private airplane at University Park Airport Wednesday.

There were no injuries reported in the crash, according to Penn State spokeswoman Lisa Powers.

The crash landing occurred at 1:24 p.m Wednesday, according to university spokeswoman Heather Robbins. The university initially reported that the crash landing caused a small fire, though it clarified there was not a fire.

The flight was a small aircraft coming from out of state, and University Airport was its final destination. Robbins could not identify the pilot.

“The official cause of the crash will have to be determined by the FAA investigation,” Robbins said.

The plane, according to aircraft registration, is a 1989 Seela Gerald L Glasair SH-2F, which can seat two people.

Powers said the airport was shut down, and the Federal Aviation Administration approved the airport’s reopening at about 3:20 p.m. Robbins said two flights were diverted.

Undine and Logan fire companies and Penn State Haz-Mat were dispatched to the scene.

According to National Transportation Safety Board records, UPA has had eight crashes since 1984. All but one have been nonfatal, and most have involved small non-commercial aircraft like Pipers and Cessnas.

The NTSB shows 12 other crashes in Centre County. Five were fatal.

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