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Pilot hurt in crash of small plane

Posted: Aug 19, 2014 4:10 PM by The Associated Press
Updated: Aug 19, 2014 4:23 PM

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GRAIN VALLEY (AP) - Authorities say a pilot has been seriously injured in the crash of a small plane at a western Missouri airport.

Grain Valley police said the crash occurred around 2 p.m. Tuesday as the pilot was trying to land the single-engine plane at East Kansas City Airport, about 20 miles east of Kansas City.

The pilot was the only person on board and was taken to a hospital. The plane was heavily damaged.

Officials from the Federal Aviation Administration were heading to the scene to handle the investigation.

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