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Pilot Injured After Small Plane Crashes In San Joaquin County

Lodi (CBS13) — A pilot was injured after a small plane crashed near Lodi Tuesday evening.

The San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office said the crash happened off Peltier Road and Dustin Road in Lodi just after 6 p.m.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, a single-engine Cessna 177 "crashed under unknown circumstances." The sheriff's office said the pilot started having engine problems and crashed into an open field shortly after taking off from the Lodi Airport.

Officials say the pilot was transported to an area hospital to get checked out but only suffered minor injuries.

There were no other occupants in the plane.


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