- Associated Press - Saturday, December 13, 2014

WEST WENDOVER, Nev. (AP) - A small plane crashed in the high desert along the Nevada-Utah line, critically injuring the pilot and injuring his passenger.

Elko County Undersheriff Clair Morris says pilot Paul Bowden was practicing take-offs and landings Thursday night at the Wendover Airport in Utah when his Cessna crashed.

Morris says one of the wings appeared to touch the ground, causing the plane to go down in Nevada about a mile south of the airport and roll several times.

Paul Bowden was flown by medical helicopter to a Utah hospital, while Marnie Bowden was transported to a hospital by ambulance.

Their conditions and relationship were not immediately released.

The plane was registered to Mountain Air Aviation of Fruit Heights, Utah.

The crash is under investigation by federal authorities.

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