UPDATED : DANBURY, Conn. — Danbury police and firefighters responded to a report of a plane making a "rough landing" at Danbury Municipal Airport on Friday morning.
When Danbury fire units arrived after 10:30 a.m. Friday, they found a single-engine Cessna 180 airplane nose down on Runway 35, Assistant Fire Chief Mark Omasta said in a statement.
The pilot, Jeffrey Butler, was the only person on board at the time, and he was not injured while attempting a landing, Omasta said.
The Fire Department used its Ladder Tower to assist with righting the aircraft, which was nose down on the runway, he said.
The plane was then towed off the runway. The airport was shut down for a brief time to allow emergency vehicles to access the Cessna aircraft and reopened soon after.
The plane is registered to Butler and is based at Reliant Air in Danbury.
This incident is being investigated by the FAA’s Flight Standards District Office out of Windsor Locks.
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