A pilot walked away unhurt after crashing his plane Sunday at Digby Municipal Airport.
Albert Rice of Bridgetown was alone in his small single-engine Cessna 180 when he crashed about 5 p.m.
There was a stiff crosswind of 20 to 25 knots at the time.
Rice hit hard on his third attempt to land, the plane pitched forward upon landing, skidded along the runway and off the side, ending up with its nose dug into the ground.
No fuel was spilled from the plane and Rice was able to walk away.
The plane’s propeller was bent backwards and one wing had a large hole in it where it made contact with the runway.
The plane took out one runway light but otherwise the runway itself was unharmed.
The runway was closed until about 8 p.m. until the damaged plane was removed from alongside the tarmac.