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story.lead_photo.caption The pilot of a small aircraft was taken to the hospital for minor injuries after her plane crashed Thursday morning in northwest Arkansas.

One person was hurt when a small plane crashed in northwest Arkansas on Thursday, authorities said.

The plane went down at 11 a.m. shortly after takeoff from a private airstrip at the Silver Wings Field Aviation Cadet Museum, 1 County Road 207, in Eureka Springs. The aircraft was intact when it came to a stop about 75 yards east of the airstrip, according to a news release from the Carroll County sheriff's office.

Initial reports indicated smoke coming from the plane, but there was no fire, sheriff's office spokesman George Frye said.

Deputies said pilot Marlyn Atkinson of Excelsior Springs, Mo., was taken to a nearby hospital with injuries that were not considered life-threatening. No one else was in the aircraft.

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Traffic Safety Board will investigate to determine the cause of the crash.


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