Small airplane makes crash landing in Surprise

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SURPRISE, AZ (AP) -

Police in Surprise say a pilot only came away with minor injuries after crashing a single-engine aircraft Saturday.


Surprise police say the small airplane made a hard landing just short of a privately-owned landing strip near Loop 303 and Cactus Road.


The plane had taken off from Glendale Airpark.


Authorities say the pilot was taken by ambulance to a hospital but should recover.


The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the cause.

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