Hard Landing Injures Hamburg Pilot

July 2, 2012 Updated Jul 2, 2012 at 2:37 PM EDT

By WKBW News

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July 2, 2012 Updated Jul 2, 2012 at 2:37 PM EDT

Hamburg, N.Y. (WKBW) - It all went down just before 7o'clock Monday morning. A small parachute aircraft fell from the sky as the 60-year-old pilot tried to land at the Hamburg Airport.

"He crashed down there and one of the neighbors called police and they went down to see it," Hamburg Airport owner Rod Walsh said.

The owner of the airport Rod Walsh calls the aircraft "scooters in the sky" and he said it's all in fun. They only go about 500 to 1,000 feet in the sky but he also said it could be dangerous.

"No they don't have a parachute of their own. The parachute they have keeps the scooter, as I call it, up in the air," Walsh said.

Authorities said the pilot did suffer injuries to his arm and he was rushed to ECMC but is expected to recover.

The FAA did come to investigate the accident and Hamburg Police Lt. Bob Krone said it is rare to have problems at this airport or with this type of aircraft.

"I could tell you, I've been a police officer for 25 years and never saw an incident like this before," Lt. Krone said.

Walsh said there are four parachute aircrafts at his airport and he also has never seen one crash. He said things will resume as normal as soon as the aircraft is cleared from the runway. As for the FAA, their investigation into the incident continues.