Elderly pilot escapes injury when plane crashes

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GHENT – An 87-year-old pilot walked away from a plane he was flying on Wednesday when it crashed into woods near the Columbia County Airport in Ghent, police said.

The pilot was attempting to take off when the plane suddenly veered to the left for unknown reasons and crashed into the woods.

Police said the man was able to get out of the small aircraft himself and refused medical treatment when authorities arrived on the scene.

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