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Wind Blows Plane Over During Take-Off

Last updated on Monday, August 13, 2012

(WESTFIELD) - A pilot is suffering only minor injuries after his plane flipped over during take-off Saturday.

The plane was speeding down the runway when a gust of wind caused the pilot to lose control and flipped the plane over.

The crash happened shortly after noon at the Wheeler Airport in Westfield.

Nearby pilots extracted the downed pilot from his plane, and paramedics transferred him to a hospital with only minor injuries.

Federal Aviation Administration officials started investigating the accident Saturday afternoon.

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