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Pilot suffers non-life threatening injuries in Platte County plane crash

Posted at 1:45 PM, Dec 26, 2020
and last updated 2021-01-10 19:31:17-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One person suffered serious injuries when a small plane crashed in Platte County Saturday afternoon.

According to the Platte County Sheriff's Office, a small plane crashed at Noah's Ark Airport on NW River Road in Waldron, Missouri just after 12 p.m.

The pilot was the only person on board and was transferred to an area hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

Maj. Erik Holland, of the Platte County Sheriff's Office, said the crash occurred as the plan attempted to land.

Authorities are investigating what caused the crash, though Holland said the landing gear separated.

The National Transportation Safety Board is the lead agency investigating the crash, along with the Federal Aviation Administration.

The airport still is operational since the plane involved in the crash is not on the runway.