First World War replica plane crashes in Woodstock

A pilot lost control of a First World War Nieuport replica plane on Wednesday, and it flipped on its side at the airport in Woodstock.

A small plane flipped on its side at the Woodstock airport early Wednesday

The plane flipped on its side at the end of the runway. (Theresa Blackburn )

A pilot lost control of a First World War Nieuport replica plane on Wednesday, and it flipped on its side at Woodstock airport.

The pilot was checked out by paramedics but was not injured.

"The pilot lost some directional control on takeoff, so it went over onto the grass that runs along the edge of the pavement," said Ken Harding, the chief administrative officer in the town.

A small plane flipped on its side at the Woodstock airport early Wednesday 0:41

"And when it did, the wheel collapsed and the airplane flipped on its back so the pilot was able to immediately exit the aircraft."

The plane, considered an ultra-light aircraft, sustained moderate damage, said Harding.

The plane has to stay where it is until Transport Canada decides whether to do an investigation, he said.

The runway was to remain closed the rest of the day.