A pilot is recovering from minor injuries after a hard landing at the Quad City Airshow on Sunday, June 23, 2013.
John Klatt may look familiar to KWQC viewers. Klatt took to the skies on Thursday with another pilot and KWQC meteorologist, Greg Dutra.
The Minnesota-based pilot landed his airplane at nearly top speed Sunday, after he experienced engine failure.
After the accident, crews responded to the scene to pick up pieces from Klatt's plane.
Witnesses were shaken by the close call. Ken Bales described the scene.
"We he came down, he came real close to the ground and he was dipping up and down like something was wrong and we couldn't see him anymore on the far end of the runway and all the sudden a bunch of emergency vehicles started rushing down that way."
John Klatt Airshows posted about the incident on their facebook page saying:
"John's MXS experienced an engine failure which forced him to execute an immediate emergency landing. John released the aircraft's canopy, which had become coated with oil, in order to regain forward visibility to land. He suffered some minor burns and bruises, but is otherwise fine. Thank you for your concern, and for your support of John and team Klatt."