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09/24/07-Tyler

Small Plane Crashes At Pounds Regional Airport

No one was hurt after a plane bounced off the runway at Tyler Pounds Regional Airport.

The single-engine Cessna Skyhawk was taking off about 1 p.m. Monday afternoon when the pilot reported that he got caught in air turbulence behind a Continental Airlines passenger plane departing in front of him.

The pilot lost control and the plane fell. 

Airport workers and others saw it happen.  

"A gentleman got out of the plane and surveyed the damage. I'm pretty sure everyone was all right, but we didn't know if it was a passenger plane or if he was by himself.  So, one of the customers got up and called the fire department and everybody was hollering and it was chaos," said airport worker Tyson Burden.

The 46-year-old pilot from McKinney was the only one on board.  He wasn't hurt. His name is not being released.

An investigation continues.

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