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A pilot practicing touch-and-go landings crashed and flipped over at Anacortes Airport on Friday. The pilot, the only person on board, walked away with only minor injuries.

Fire Chief Richard Curtis said, “Apparently either the brakes failed or the plane touched a bit too hard.”

Curtis said when fire and rescue crews reached the airport, the plane had been flipped back upright. He said the pilot refused medical treatment.

The incident happened at about 1:30 Friday afternoon. The airport was closed briefly while debris was cleared from the runway.

A  touch-and-go landing is where the pilot lands the plane, then quickly takes off without stopping.

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

4,695 Confirmed Skagit Cases
390-399 Total Cases in ZIP 98221

299 Hospitalizations
67 Deaths
37,483 Fully Vaccinated
52,143 Initial Doses Given


363,840 Confirmed Cases Statewide
21,743 Hospitalizations

5,428 Deaths Statewide
1,982,674 Fully Vaccinated
2,927,970 Initial Doses Given

Updated 6 pm, April 22, 2021.

County Map: Confirmed COVID-19 cases by ZIP code in Skagit County. Updated weekly.

Sources: Skagit County Public Health, Washington State Department of Health, New York Times

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