CONCORD -- A pilot doing a test in a World War I replica airplane walked away without injuries Sunday after flipping the plane at Buchanan Field.

The plane, identified by the Federal Aviation Administration as a Fokker DVIIR, was doing a test on the taxiway at the airport when it flipped about 12:37 p.m., said FAA spokesman Ian Gregor. The pilot was the only person on board and refused medical treatment. He was not identified.

The plane was heavily damaged, and airport responders cleaned up a small fuel spill, authorities said. . It has not yet been determined if the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the crash further.


Contra Costa County firefighters respond to an accident involving a WWI replica Fokker DVIIR at Buchanan Field in Concord, Calif., on Sunday, Feb. 23,
Contra Costa County firefighters respond to an accident involving a WWI replica Fokker DVIIR at Buchanan Field in Concord, Calif., on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014. (Contra Costa Fire District)