The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

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January 5, 2014

No injuries after plane crashes, hits truck

BUCKHANNON — Police say no one was injured when a small airplane hit a truck during an emergency landing in West Virginia.

The Upshur County Sheriff’s Department tells media outlets that the plane’s pilot was preparing to land Saturday evening at the Upshur County Regional Airport when the engine failed. The pilot deployed the Cirrus SR 22’s parachute system. As the plane came down, it hit a truck on Brushy Fork Road outside Buckhannon and then landed on the road.

Police say the pilot, 30-year-old James Meadows of Hendersonville, Tenn., and the truck’s driver, 42-year-old Billy King of Upshur County, weren’t injured.

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