Private plane crashes at Hopkins Airport during landing

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CLEVELAND-- The FAA is investigating a private single engine plane crash at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.

The incident happened just before 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Airport spokeswoman Michelle Dynia told FOX 8 News, the Piper PA-32R-300 was landing when the nose wheel collapsed causing it to slide on the runway.

The aircraft took off from Wixom, Michigan before arriving at Hopkins for a business trip.

FOX 8's Jennifer Jordan reports Albert Ancona was flying the plane and had two employees on board. The plane is registered to Ancona Controls in Michigan.

Thankfully no one was injured.

A spokesman for Ancona told Jennifer Jordan, the pilot was aware that the nose gear was malfunctioning upon arrival and took the proper steps necessary in avoiding a fiery crash.

Stay with FOX 8 News and Fox8.com for the latest on this developing story.

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