- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 20, 2014

BETHEL, Ohio (AP) - Authorities say a 72-year-old man is recovering from injuries after crash-landing his plane on his own property in southwest Ohio.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol says Roland Franke was piloting the homebuilt aircraft Tuesday evening when he experienced engine trouble.

Authorities say he had just taken off from a field on his property in Clermont County’s Tate Township, about 30 miles southeast of Cincinnati.

They say he crashed while attempting to make an emergency landing back onto the field.

Franke was taken to a Cincinnati hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.



The Federal Aviation Administration responded to the scene, and the crash remains under investigation.

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