Small plane crash-lands at Thun Field in Puyallup

PUYALLUP, Wash. — Authorities are looking into what caused a small plane to crash-land at Thun Field in Puyallup on Thursday afternoon.

The pilot was the only person on board and was checked out by medics, Central Pierce Fire and Rescue said.

Officials did not say if the pilot suffered any injuries.

However, a Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson said “The landing gear of a single-engine North American Aviation T28 collapsed when the pilot landed at Pierce County Airport - Thun Field in Puyallup, Wash., around 2:40 local time today.”

A small brush fire also ignited due to the crash and dry conditions.

Firefighters were able to quickly put out the fire.

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will fully investigate the cause of the crash.