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Small plane crashes in Eagle County

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EAGLE COUNTY, Colo. — A small plane crashed near a Costco store in Eagle on Friday afternoon, Greater Eagle Fire said.

The crash of the smaller Cessna-style aircraft happened about 12:30 p.m.

The pilot, the only person on board the plane, was not injured, an Eagle County spokesman said.

The pilot, who was not identified, said he was cleared for final approach and was executing a “base turn” when the engine quit, Eagle County said in a statement.

“After determining he couldn’t make the runway, the pilot declared an emergency and landed on McGregor Drive,” the spokesman said.

The plane clipped a light pole and the left wing of the plane was sheared. The Telluride-based aircraft was flying from Montrose to Eagle County Regional Airport.

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