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Though the plane came to rest upside down, the pilot and sole occupant was uninjured in a plane crash near the Parker County Airport around 2:30 p.m. Thursday. 

A pilot whose plane left the runway and overturned shortly before 3 p.m. Thursday at the Parker County Airport was reported uninjured in the crash. 

The pilot was attempting to land a Cessna 182 Skylane II, traveling from south to north, when the airplane skidded off the north end of the runway and overturned on the grassy hill south of the Interstate 20 frontage road, Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Ricky Hunter said. 

The small aircraft came to rest upside down. 

DPS did not release the name of the pilot though he was identified as a 66-year-old Weatherford man.

The Cessna was registered to William Sunkel of Weatherford, according to FAA records. 

The pilot was the sole occupant of the four-seat aircraft, Hunter said. 

The frontage road was shut down and traffic diverted as DPS, firefighters and police worked the crash. 

A trooper told the Democrat that fuel was leaking from the plane. 

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