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Man injured after experimental plane crash in Dauphin County

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A pilot was flown from the scene of a plane crash in Dauphin County Wednesday.

A 60-year-old pilot was injured after his experimental amateur Pietenpol Air Camper plane crashed on take-off in Dauphin County Wednesday morning.

Pennsylvania State Police said the Sacramento, Pennsylvania, man, whose name was not released, was piloting the plane when it crashed at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday at Bendigo Airport in Rush Township, Dauphin County.

The pilot was flown from the scene to Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, where he is in the intensive care unit.

Police said they secured the scene and awaited for the arrival of the Federal Aviation Administration investigators. Once on the scene, the FAA conducted its investigation and advised they were working on collecting data to assist the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) to determine what happened, police said.

The investigation is ongoing. Police said it has no other involvement in the investigation.


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