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Published June 05, 2011, 02:30 PM

2 Injured in Small Plane Crash at Crystal, MN, Airport

Two people were injured when a small plane crashed while taking off from the Crystal Airport.

By: Associated Press,

CRYSTAL, Minn. (AP) — Two people were injured when a small plane crashed while taking off from the Crystal Airport.

Metropolitan Airport Commission spokesman Pat Hogan says the crash happened Saturday evening. He says the pilot trying to take off in an experimental aircraft, but failed to gain altitude.

Lynn Lunsford of the Federal Aviation Administration says the plane lost power during takeoff and crashed at the end of the runway. Lunsford says both the pilot and passenger were taken to the hospital, possibly with broken bones.

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