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Authorities: Small plane crashes into woods in Three Rivers; pilot escapes serious injury

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THREE RIVERS, Michigan — Authorities say a small plane crashed into a wooded area in southwestern Michigan and the pilot escaped serious injury.

The Sturgis Journal and the Kalamazoo Gazette report the single-seat, ultralight-type plane went down Wednesday night in Three Rivers.

Authorities say the pilot was trying to land nearby. He was on foot when rescuers arrived and was taken to a hospital as a precaution.

The crash is under investigation.

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