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Small Plane Crashes into Fence at Midland Airpark

MIDLAND - Emergency crews have reopened the eastbound lanes of the Loop 250 access road after a small plane crashed into a fence at the Midland Airpark.

It happened about 1:45 Thursday afternoon. NewsWest9 has learned the pilot was attempting to take off when his plane was hit by a gust of wind causing him to lose control.

The pilot, who had just received his license, was not injured. Hazmat crews responded to the scene after a report that fuel was leaking from the plane.

The FAA will be in Midland on Friday to investigate the crash.

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