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.
|Chowchilla News Day
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