Picture of a Piper PA-46. Photo via Wikimedia Commons
Picture of an example of a Piper PA-46. Photo via Wikimedia Commons

A single-engine plane overshot a runway Monday while landing at Thermal’s Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport, but the pilot was unharmed.

The mishap was reported about 2:15 p.m. in the desert community about 25 miles east of Palm Springs in Riverside County. The Piper PA-46, which departed from Tucson, Arizona, veered off the right side of the runway after touching down and tipped up on its nose, according to Ian Gregor of the Federal Aviation Administration.

Only the pilot was aboard.

Authorities shut down the runway following the botched landing, according to a California Highway Patrol incident log.

— City News Service

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