The pilot of a Cessna 210 walked away uninjured from a crash on the main runway at the Caldwell Airport late Sunday, but his plane didn't fare as well. The crash was reported just before 10 p.m.
"It was pretty much burned up. There wasn't a whole lot left," Caldwell Fire Battalion Chief Bud Bryson said at 11:30 p.m. Sunday. Bryson said the plane was right-side up.
Bryson said as soon as the plane came to a stop, the pilot bailed out. The pilot was Phillip Jacobs, a 58-year-old Meridian resident, according to Caldwell Police.
"Thank goodness he wasn't hurt," Bryson said. "I don't know if it was landing gear, or some type of malfunction."
Engines from Caldwell's two stations responded to the incident. The Federal Aviation Administration has been called in to investigate.