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Oklahoma pilot hurt in crash identified

Oklahoman Published: May 29, 2014
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WAGONER, Okla. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a pilot who was injured when his ultralight airplane crashed near the Wagoner airport.

Wagoner County Emergency Management Director Heath Underwood told reporters Thursday that 54-year-old Marvin McGrath of Wagoner was the only person on board the single-engine plane when it crashed and that McGrath remained hospitalized in fair condition.

The Wagoner County Sheriff’s Office says the pilot called dispatch at about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday to report a problem with his plane. The sheriff’s office says the plane crashed shortly thereafter just east of Hefner-Easley Airport.

A spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration says the pilot was practicing takeoff and landing procedures when the plane crashed.

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Information from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com