Pilot hurt in Missouri plane crash identified as 79-year-old

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LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. (AP) _ A pilot injured when a small plane crash landed after taking off from a suburban Kansas City airport has been identified as a 79-year-old man.

Lee’s Summit police identified the man Tuesday in a news release as Charles Gosselin of Kansas City. The release says the single-engine light aircraft crash landed in a parking lot of a Lee’s Summit park early Saturday. Gosselin had reported trouble with the aircraft shortly after takeoff.

Gosselin was taken to a hospital with injuries that were serious but not life-threatening. He remained hospitalized Tuesday.

Gosselin was the only one person on board, and no other injuries were reported.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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