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Plane Crashes Near Church In Matthews

A man was able to walk away unharmed after crashing in a field near a church in Matthews. The pilot crashed his Cessna 150 aircraft near Reach Church off of Margaret Wallace Road.

Only the pilot was on board the single-engine airplane. The site of the crash is close to Wilgrove Air Park, a local aviation and flight school. The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the cause of the incident. The name of the pilot was not released.

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