WWI-era biplane crashes

SEYMOUR, IN (FOX19) - A pilot escaped a plane crash Tuesday morning in Seymour, Indiana.

The crash happened just before 9 a.m. at Freeman Field. Police say the SE 5A single engine, World War I era bi-plane lost power approximately 50 to 60 feet off the ground and crash in a field just north of the runway.

The pilot, Phillip Krueger of Freetown, Ind., suffered only minor scrapes and bruises as a result of the crash.

Police say this is the second time this plane has been involved in a crash. A similar incident happened in June of 2008 when Krueger took off from Freeman Field and shortly after takeoff, the plane lost power and crashed near the runway.

Investigators from the Federal Aviation Administration are expected to arrive in Seymour later Tuesday to continue the investigation.

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