SANTA MARIA, Calif. – A pilot was arrested for alleged drunken flying after the troublesome landing of his single-engine airplane at Santa Maria Airport in California.
The pilot made a nose-down landing that collapsed the nose gear on the Cessna aircraft Wednesday evening. Santa Barbara County fire Capt. Eli Iskow said the nose hit the tarmac and firefighters were called at 6:25 p.m.
Pilot Gregory Anderson wasn't hurt, but the 57-year-old Santa Maria man showed signs of being under the influence of alcohol and he was arrested.
There were no other details.