87-Year-Old Pilot Crashes Plane Near Colo. Airport

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. (AP) _ Authorities in Colorado say an
elderly pilot suffered injuries after his small plane crashed near
Meadowlake Airport.

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office says the plane crashed
Saturday morning.

KCNC-TV says the plane reportedly crashed as it was taking off
at the airport, and that witnesses said the pilot is an experienced
pilot.

The man, who is in his 80s, has been taken to Colorado Springs
Hospital. His condition was not immediately known.

The Sheriff's Office and the Federal Aviation Administration are
investigating the crash.

INFORMATION FROM: KCNC-TV, HTTP://WWW.CBS4DENVER.COM
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