Brunswick police say a vehicle crashed through a gate and struck a parked airplane at Brunswick Landing late Wednesday or early Thursday morning. Contributed photo

A Brunswick man has been charged with driving through a gate at Brunswick Executive Airport and striking a plane with a vehicle, according to police.

Robert Cooper Brunswick Police photo

Police say they have charged Robert Cooper, 22, with aggravated criminal mischief, criminal trespass, leaving the scene of a property damage crash and operating without a license. He is scheduled to appear in Cumberland County Superior Court on March 16.

According to police, some time on Jan. 13 or 14, a vehicle crashed through a gate at the airport located in Brunswick Landing, a former Navy base. The vehicle struck the nose of a plane parked on the tarmac before hitting another fence and leaving, police said.

“Upon seeing local media attention regarding this incident, a concerned citizen led police to” Cooper, police stated. “Cooper was completely cooperative with the investigation.”

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