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A CESSNA 180 high performance plane registered to Robert Petersen since 1992 lies on its back on the runway at Cameron Park Airport. Petersen was uninjured. The tail-dragger plane was built in 1954 and is powered by a 550 cc engine that puts out 300 hp. Democrat photo by Pat Dollins

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Plane flips at Cameron Airport

By From page A1 | May 23, 2014

Robert Petersen was having a great day flying his classic, fully restored 1954 Cessna 180 until landing at his home airport in Cameron Park. Being a tail dragger, Cessna 180s as with all conventional gear airplanes can be tricky on landing. Petersen said it was a perfect three-point landing until a gust of wind lifted his left wing to the point of causing the right wing to touch its wing tip, causing the proverbial ground loop and flipping over of his aircraft.

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