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79-Year-Old Pilot Escapes Serious Injury In Michigan Crash

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A pilot in Jasper Township narrowly avoided injury during a plane crash Tuesday.

Authorities say a 79-year-old pilot escaped serious injury after crashing and flipping a small plane as he came in to land at a grass landing strip in Michigan.

The Midland County sheriff's office says Ronald Lee Schultz was flying alone in his single-engine plane on Tuesday when the landing gear struck corn in a field near the landing strip in Jasper Township, causing the plane to hit the ground. The plane landed and flipped.

The sheriff's office says in a statement that he had a cut finger and bumped his head. Schultz was treated at the scene by paramedics.

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