EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. -

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office says the pilot of a small plane that burst into flames after a hard landing at the Meadow Lake Airport escaped without serious injuries.

The incident happened at 2:22 p.m. on Monday, April 21, 2014.

The sheriff's office says the pilot was doing take-offs and landings when something went wrong.

The plane experienced some sort of mechanical malfunction during one of the take-offs then landed hard moments later.

The sheriff's office says the pilot, who was not hurt in the hard landing, was able to get away from the plane before it burst into flames.