Pilot injured after small plane crashes into power lines in Fayette County

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A pilot was injured when a single-engine plane crashed this afternoon at the Mount Pleasant-Scottdale Airport in Fayette County, firefighters and dispatchers said today.

The pilot, whose identity was not released, was airlifted to UPMC Presbyterian in Pittsburgh with what was believed to be a non-threatening head injury, fire officials said.

The other passenger, revealed by firefighters to be the owner of the plane, was uninjured.

The crash occurred around 12:15 p.m., according to Bullskin assistant fire Chief Kyle Quinn, and responders arrived around 12:30 p.m.

Chief Quinn said the plane crashed because it was not going fast enough upon take off from the runway. It went off the ramp and into a power line before turning upside down, he said.

Chief Quinn said he did not know where the men were flying to and said he believed they are from Westmoreland County.

Madasyn Czebiniak: mczebiniak@post-gazette.com, 412-263-1269 or Twitter: @PG_Czebiniak.



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