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Published July 02, 2012, 08:58 PM

Small Plane Crashes in Field East of Manvel, ND

EAST OF MANVEL, ND (WDAZ-TV) - A small plane crashed down onto a wheat field a few miles east of Manvel on Monday night, injuring the pilot.

By: Rick Abbott, WDAZ

EAST OF MANVEL, ND (WDAZ-TV) - A small plane crashed down onto a wheat field a few miles east of Manvel on Monday night, injuring the pilot.

It happened off of County Road 33 about 300 yards into the field just east of County Road 18.

The pilot has not yet been identified, but he suffered a compound fracture to one of his legs, according to a witness.

The Ultralight aircraft with blue and pink coloring was turned over onto its back with the wheels facing upward when authorities arrived around 7:45 p.m., but it's not yet known if that's how it crashed.

Responding to the scene were the North Dakota Highway Patrol, Grand Forks County Sheriff's deputies, Manvel Fire and Rescue and Altru Ambulance.

Witnesses said the pilot flew in the area on a regular basis.

The Federal Aviation Administration will be investigating the crash.

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