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Pilot abandons crashed plane

A plane crash at the Purdue airport has investigators scratching their heads.

Police say the crash happened in the middle of the night.

The airport’s director reported the crash around 8 a.m. Wednesday.

When officers arrived to investigate the pilot was nowhere to be found.

They think the pilot missed the runway and hit the fence.

"The damage to the plane is minor. The damage to the fence is minor. There's no indication that anybody was injured. It just looks like the plane hit the fence and the pilot got out and fled on foot,” said Purdue Police Chief John Cox.

Police say the plane is registered to a San Diego company.

The FAA is headed to the scene.

 

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