A light plane was damaged after attempting to land at the Warrnambool airport last Saturday.
Warrnambool City Council communications manager Nick Higgins said the incident occurred about 10.30am when the one-manned aircraft became caught in crosswinds. The pilot was unable to land the Cessna 172 on the runway, coming to rest on a grassed area next to the runway.
He said it was removed by a truck later in the day.
Mr Higgins said the pilot was the sole occupant and walked away without any injuries from the incident.
An Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) spokesman said the incident did not need to be formally investigated.
"An incident where a Cessna 172 conducting a solo navigation flight veered off the runway on landing at Warrnambool on July 6 has been reported to the ATSB," the spokesman said.
"The aircraft was reported to have sustained minor damage to its undercarriage and landing gear and there were no reported injuries.
"The ATSB does not anticipate formally investigating the circumstances of the incident."
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