SMOKETOWN, Pa. (AP) — Officials say one man was injured when his small plane crashed and caught fire at a central Pennsylvania airport.
Authorities said the two-seater airplane hit a hangar at Smoketown Airport in Lancaster County when it went down shortly after taking off at about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.
East Lampeter Township police said 74-year-old Joseph Bender of Gordonville was flown to Crozer-Chester Medical Center with burns and a possible head injury. He was reported to be in critical condition.
The fire was brought under control in about 30 minutes.
The airport is about six miles east of Lancaster.