Minor injuries after small plane crashes in Vernon

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VERNON - One person suffered from minor injuries after a plane leaving from the Vernon Regional Airport had to make a forced landing, the City of Vernon says.

The small airplane took off shortly after 3:30 p.m. today, Dec. 23, with a pilot and a passenger and climbed to 300 feet before the pilot noticed mechanical difficulties, according to Vernon spokesperson Patricia Bridal.

The pilot couldn't make it back to the runway so the plane was put down in a field north of the airport west of Scott Road, damaging landing gear and a wing. 

There were two people on board, one with minor injuries. The airplane sustained damage to the landing gear and wing.

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