A single engine aircraft tipped up on its nose following a rough landing at Katama Airpark Monday.

Plane had taken off from Martha's Vineyard Airport a few minutes earlier. — Ray Ewing

The pilot of the Piper Cherokee PA 32-260 was unhurt, but the propeller and nose of the airplane were damaged, fire chief Peter Shemeth said. The Edgartown fire department and state police responded to the grass airfield at about 1 p.m.

The plane had taken off from the Martha’s Vineyard Airport a few minutes earlier.

Paul A. Schneiders of Canton is the owner of the aircraft, according to Federal Aviation Administration records. The aircraft was manufactured in 1966, and has a valid registration certificate.

The FAA was notified, and will conduct an investigation.

Airpark manager George Smith refused comment when contacted by phone.