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Small Plane Loses Wing In Crash Shortly After Takeoff In Loveland

(CBS4) - A single engine plane tried to make an emergency landing on Crossroads Boulevard in Loveland on Thursday morning and crashed. It happened near the Northern Colorado Regional Airport.

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Police say the 1958 Piper Cherokee lost power shortly after takeoff from Northern Colorado Regional Airport just before 7 a.m.

The plane ended up clipping a light pole and sheared off the left wing during an emergency landing. The plane finally landed on the shoulder of the street just west of Byrd Drive.

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The pilot was taken to the hospital and the passenger walked away from the crash.

No one on the ground was hurt.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating.

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