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Plane Crash In State Injures Two


The manager of McAlester Regional Airport says two men were injured when the airplane they were in apparently lost power and went off a runway at the airport.

Butch Mellor told reporters the aircraft was doing touch and go landings and takeoffs Sunday morning when it went off the runway. He said federal safety officials will investigate the incident.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol Capt. Paul Timmons told reporters the plane was carrying a student pilot and an instructor. One of the man was from Oklahoma, the other from Florida.

The OHP said the student was attempting to take the aircraft to full power, and lost ALL power.

Both men were hospitalized with what were described as non-life threatening injuries.