73-year-old walks away from plane crash in Mandan without injury

MANDAN, N.D. - A 73-year-old Flasher man walked away from a plane crash in Mandan Sunday afternoon.

The North Dakota Highway Patrol says Rodney Ritz tried to land on the north end of a runway at the Mandan Municipal Airport.

The plane ended up landing short of the runway and a wheel deflated.

The plane skidded on its belly along the runway and caught fire once it stopped.

Ritz was able to escape without any injuries.