MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) – The wind blew a small Federal Express cargo plane onto its wing and back up again as it was being worked on at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, a spokesman said Wednesday.

No one was hurt and airport traffic was not disrupted, said J. Brian O’Neill, airport spokesman.

A mechanic was doing maintenance on the Cessna Caravan turboprop and had taken it out on a taxiway to run the engine, O’Neill said. That’s when the wind tipped the plane onto its right wing and propeller, then swept it back onto its wheels, he said.

WMUR-TV reported gusts at the time were 30-35 mph.

The plane, which had some damage, was towed away at about 5 p.m.

AP-ES-01-30-08 1829EST


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