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Pilot injured in small plane crash at Middlesboro airport
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Friday, May 2, 2014 6:08 PM EDT
Police in southeastern Kentucky say a pilot was injured when his small plane crashed after apparently encountering a problem just after takeoff.
Police said the plane apparently took off from the Middlesboro-Bell County airport bound for Texas. A news release from police said a problem developed just after takeoff and the plane turned to land, but the pilot lost control upon approach. The release said a wing hit the runway, causing the plane to veer off and catch fire around 1 p.m. EDT Saturday.
Federal investigators were expected to arrive Saturday. The airport will be closed until the Federal Aviation Administration releases it.