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Plane Crash Lands at Private Airfield in Blythe

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First responders on the scene tell me that the pilot flew in from Thomson and overshot his landing on this private, natural landing strip.

Lt. Randy Reese, with Engine Company 14 explains, "it was right over,you can see it right there -- a hundred yards up the hill."

That's where Lt.Reese says this plane was attempting to land. He and Augusta Fire Company 14 were the first on the scene of the crash.

"There was no smoke, the two passengers were already out sitting down, the neighbors were already talking to them when Gold Cross got here and was already doing their medical treatment," Reese adds.

Richmond County Deputies say the single engine,Christian Eagle II airplane had trouble landing and had to force a landing behind this house on Boulineau Road. The plane crashed into a shed. The pilot and one passenger were transported to GRU for minor injuries.

The NTSB has been called in and fire officials tell me they will not be moving any of the wreckage until the NTSB wraps their investigation.

Count on News Channel 6 to continue updating you as we learn more information.

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