2009-01-08 / Local & State

Small Plane With 3 Aboard Crashes In Western Pa.

INDIANA, Pa. (AP) - The owner of a small plane is in fair condition after it crashed with two others on board about a mile north of Jimmy Stewart Airport in western Pennsylvania.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the crash Sunday about 6 p.m. FAA spokeswoman Holly Baker says the plane owned by Mark Goldlinger of Dayton, Armstrong County, was trying to return to the airport shortly after taking off when it crashed.

Airport manager Todd Heming says visibility was low when the single-engine Piper Cherokee missed its approach and crashed into a hillside near the airport, which is 60 miles northeast of Pittsburgh.

Goldlinger and two others on board were taken to Conemaugh Medical Center in Johnstown. The names of the others and their conditions are not immediately available.

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