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Small plane crashes in Pennsylvania

June 2, 2013 at 11:29 AM

DOYLESTOWN, Pa., June 2 (UPI) -- The National Transportation Safety Board said it is investigating the crash of a small plane that went down in Pennsylvania shortly after taking off.

The home-built, one-engine plane crashed at 11:45 a.m. Saturday near Doylestown Airport, authorities said, after it struck power lines and became entangled in them.

The tail section remained in the wires when the rest of the plane broke off and fell to the ground.

Federal Aviation Administration officials told the Philadelphia Inquirer that the plane only had the pilot aboard when it crashed.

The pilot was taken to Temple University Hospital with burns, officials said, but information on his condition was not available, the Inquirer said.

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