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Antique biplane crashes after takeoff in Western Md.

Sunday - 9/9/2012, 5:35pm  ET

CRESAPTOWN, Md. - State police say a pilot suffered minor injuries when his antique biplane crashed shortly after takeoff at a private airstrip in Allegany County.

The pilot, Robert Armstrong, was taken to a hospital after the crash Sunday morning. It happened around 9:30 a.m. at an airstrip in the Cresaptown area.

Police say the pilot reported that his aircraft climbed to about 100 feet before it started to have engine trouble and crashed. The airplane was a 1927 Pitcairn Fleetwing.

Police say the Federal Aviation Administration will investigate the crash.


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