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Patrol: Nebraska pilot hurt in North Dakota plane crash

August 11, 2021 GMT

WEST FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Authorities have identified an Omaha, Nebraska man who was seriously hurt when he crashed a small plane west of Fargo Tuesday afternoon.

The North Dakota Highway Patrol says Jeffrey Koloster had just left the West Fargo Municipal Airport when the plane struck treetops and crashed into a soybean field. It took fire crews about 40 minutes to free Kloster from the wreckage, KFGO radio reported.

West Fargo Fire Chief Dan Fuller says it appeared Kloster suffered serious leg injuries and possible internal injuries. Kloster is hospitalized in Fargo. His condition is not known.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the cause of the crash.