The Cape Cod Times reported the Cirrus SR22 plane was in the process of landing when, for an unknown reason, made a sudden 90-degree turn, ran across a taxiway and crashed through a fence into a parking lot for rental cars. Four cars were damaged.
Airport officials reported the crash at 1:24 p.m.
The State Police bomb squad was called in to deactivate a pressurized parachute system attached to the plane. The chute can be deployed in the event of a problem to bring the airplane down without crashing.
The airport closed both operational runways for a safety inspection, before opening one for air traffic The runway used by the airplane was closed for a time as investigators worked. All traffic was routed to the second runway.
The incident remains under investigation, The airport management said the owner of the plane rents a hanger at the airport.