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Pilot Injured In Washington County Plane Crash

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BUFFALO TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — A pilot was injured after an apparent plane crash in Washington County.

Emergency officials say the accident happened in the 800-block of Jolly School Road in Buffalo Township.

Washington Police say the 43-year-old pilot is from Canonsburg. He was flown to a Pittsburgh hospital with injuries to his head and face.

The plane crashed about two miles from the Washington County Airport. Police aren’t sure if the pilot was taking off or landing at the time.

William Breese, who lives nearby, found the pilot who was bleeding and appeared to be confused.

“I tried telling him to sit down or whatever, he kept trying to get up so I waited on the cops to get here,” he told KDKA-TV.

The plane narrowly missed a house and a large power grid.

“I think he was really lucky to keep away from the house and power plant because it could have been a lot worse if he would have hit that,” Crystal Breese said.

The plane is registered to a man from Santa Fe, N.M. However, the FAA registration on the plane expired in March.

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