Jun 19, 2011 3:49 PM by AP Posted by James H Egbert
ALBIA, Iowa (AP) - The pilot of a single-engine plane has been hurt in a crash near the Albia airport.
Albia police told WHO-TV that Robert Bult was standing near the plane when rescuers arrived at the crash site Saturday afternoon. He was taken to a hospital with cuts and scrapes to his face.
Bult was the only person on board the Cessna when it crashed about 50 years from the runway.
Police say Bult told officers he was flying from Colorado to Iowa City when he experienced mechanical failure and attempted an emergency landing.
The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating.
Information from: WHO-TV, http://www.whotv.com
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