Plane piloted by aerobatic aviator Patty Wagstaff skids off runway at airport in St. Augustine

Legendary pilot Patty Wagstaff's plane went down and skidded across a runway in St. Augustine after what Wagstaff said was a mechanical issue in the plane.

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. — Update 8 15 p.m.: Famous aviator and flight instructor Patty Wagstaff tweeted that her plane experienced a mechanical problem Wednesday, causing the plane to skid and flip on the runway.

According to Wagstaff's website, today is her 68th birthday.

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Update 7 p.m.: The Florida Highway Patrol said the pilot of a plane that skidded of the runway at Northeast Florida Regional Airport was 68-year-old American daredevil pilot Patricia "Patty" Wagstaff.

The crash report did not saw what caused the plane crash, but said Wagstaff sustained minor injuries and her passenger was not injured.

Original story: St. John's County Sheriff's Office said a plane skidded off the runway at Northeast Florida Regional Airport.

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