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Small plane makes emergency landing

Minor injuries, no fatalities in aircraft crash on Fort Stewart

POSTED: July 23, 2011 2:25 p.m.


A pilot and passenger of a small airplane sustained minor injuries when they were forced to make an emergency landing on Fort Stewart on Saturday morning.

Investigators from the Federal Aviation Administration were to take charge of the site later Saturday, the post's Public Affairs Office reported.

An American Champion, two-person airplane, tail number N5191X, crashed into a fence and light pole near a Georgia National Guard motor pool on Bultman Avenue. The plane clipped a tree, struck and wrapped its tail around a light pole and then hit the fence, PAO reported.

The people involved and where they were going were not identified.

Preliminary reports from safety personnel at the scene point to engine failure, though the investigation continues.

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