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Berkley Pilot Crashes Plane For Second Time In 10 Years

BERKLEY (CBS) – One person was hospitalized after a small plane crash near an airport in Berkley on Tuesday morning.

At about 10:45 a.m. on Tuesday a plane was reported down near the tree line just off the runway of Myricks Airport in Berkley.

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Crews responded to a small plane crash in Berkley. (WBZ)

Firefighters were on scene as one person was taken by ambulance following the incident, though no flames or smoke were visible in the area.

The Federal Aviation Administration said Tuesday afternoon that an amateur-built plane lost control while landing on a grass strip at Myricks Airport.

According to the FAA registry, Murray Randall of Berkley owns the plane, which was a fixed wing single-engine plane manufactured in 2011.

The injured pilot was the only person on board the plane when it crashed.

Records show this is the second incident at Myricks Airport involving Randall, who owns the airport, and third overall at the airport.

In 2004 Randall was forced to land a plane despite problems with his landing gear that caused one wheel to malfunction.

In October 2011 one person was seriously injured when a plane crashed into some trees at Myricks Airport. The pilot was hospitalized, and investigators said at the time they believed either glare from the sun or tricky winds caused the botched landing.

No details are currently available about the cause of Tuesday's crash.


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