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Pilot injured in Newark area airplane crash

A pilot is injured after an airplane crash Saturday morning near Newark.

LaSalle County and Newark agencies responded at 9:41 a.m. to Cushing Field airport in the 4000 block of Route 71, where a Revo light sport aircraft had overturned on the runway while landing, according to a news release from the LaSalle County Sheriff's Office.

The driver, a 62-year-old man from Warrenville, was flown to Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, the release stated. The Associated Press reported that he was critically injured.

The crash is under investigation by the sheriff's office and the Federal Aviation Administration, according to the news release.

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