- Associated Press - Friday, April 6, 2018

MAXWELL, Iowa (AP) - Authorities have released the name of a pilot who was injured when his small plane crashed in northeastern Polk County.

The crash occurred around 4 p.m. Thursday in a cornfield about 5 miles (8 kilometers) south of Maxwell, shortly after the aircraft took off.

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office identified the pilot as 43-year-old Jason Beckman, of Lakeview. He was flown to a Des Moines hospital for treatment of leg and arm injuries. He was alone in the plane.

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The crash is being investigated.

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