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Deputies: Pilot Injured After Possible Run-In With Hunters

ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) - Deputies in Adams County are investigating after an ultralight airplane made an unexpected landing while flying over hunters. The incident may have been spurred by a run-in with the hunters.

It happened at about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the area of 64th Avenue and Calhoun Byers Road, in Unincorporated Adams County.

According to the Adams County Sheriff's Office, the pilot of the small fixed-wing plane sustained minor injuries, but it's not clear how. There may have been a disagreement on the ground between the pilot and the hunters.

Investigators combed the field Tuesday night and paid close attention to tire tracks.

"The hunters were legally hunting on private property," the sheriff's office said in a statement.

The hunters were legally hunting doves when the pilot flew over them.

The pilot was treated and released on the scene. All involved parties were interviewed by investigators.

It is unclear whether the hunters and the pilot knew each other.

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