Pilot unhurt in Paso Robles plane crash

The pilot of a small plane walked away unhurt when the aircraft crashed Monday afternoon at Paso Robles Municipal Airport, according to the Paso Robles Department of Emergency Services.

According to a news release from the city, the single-engine civilian aircraft crashed at 1:38 p.m. while attempting “touch and go” maneuvers on Runway 19. The aircraft suffered “significant damage,” the department said.

Two companies of Paso Robles firefighters and one battalion chief responded to the scene. CalFire/SLO County Fire, the California Highway Patrol, and the Paso Robles Police Department helped.

Authorities did not release the pilot’s name, or any other details.