Small plane crashes at Albert Whitted Airport

A student pilot crashed on landing at Albert Whitted Airport in St. Pete.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- A Cessna plane crashed on the runway at Albert Whitted Airport Wednesday morning.

The pilot was the only person in the small plane during the crash, which happened around 11:20 a.m. in front of the airport control tower.

According to a release from St. Petersburg Fire and Rescue, the student pilot was practicing takeoffs and landings when it crashed on landing. The collision damaged the plane's landing gear and caused a minor fuel leak.

St. Petersburg Police reported that the pilot was not injured.

The Federal Aviation Administration and Albert Whitted Airport are investigating the crash.

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