A Monona couple was injured after a small aircraft flipped Saturday afternoon at the Middleton airport.
Middleton police Sgt. Don Mueller said the department responded to a report of an airplane crash at Morey Airport, 8300 Airport Road, at 3:14 p.m.
Mueller said the 70-year-old pilot, a Monona man, told police he was practicing landings in his Carbon Cub SS Sport two-seat airplane on the airport's grass field. The man made a pass to land but the propeller hit the ground, dug in and caused the aircraft to flip. The man and a passenger, his 66-year-old wife, were injured.
According to a news alert, the landing was the pilot's second attempt after having to abort his first attempt for reasons unknown at this time.
The man suffered a head injury but was out of the plane and walking when police arrived, according to the report. The woman suffered a possible neck injury and broken ribs, Mueller said. Her injuries were serious but non-life-threatening.