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One man in hospital after small plane crash in Spokane

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The scene of a small plane crash in Spokane The scene of a small plane crash in Spokane
SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police and Fire Department are on the scene of a small plane crash near Erie and Sprague.

One man was pulled from the wreckage and taken to the hospital. He is in critical condition at Sacred Heart.

Spokane Fire Chief Sabo says the single engine plane registered in Canada took off from Felts Field and lost power shortly after. The plane hit train tracks. BNSF has shut down the tracks while evidence is collected, but they don't believe tracks are damaged.

Fuel was spilled at the scene, but no fire broke out.

"We're extremely fortunate no people on the ground were injured," Sabo said.

Bystander Curtis Neal pulled the man from the plane. He told KHQ reporter Cynthia Johnson the pilot's breathing was shallow and that he was upside down in his seat. He said he used a piece of landing gear to break the window of the plane and get to the man inside.

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