Plane crash near the Madera Airport | KMPH

Police say around 11:30 a.m. Sunday, the pilot tried to take off when a gust of wind pushed the plane off the runway.

They say the pilot tried correct the plane and that’s when a wheel from the landing gear snapped off.

Police say that sent the plane spinning off the runway and into a field.

They say the pilot wasn’t hurt and was able to get out of the plane just before it burst into flames.

Police say the crash did spark a small grass fire but the Madera Fire Department was able to quickly put it out.

Police say the plane is a total loss.

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