EASTON, Mo. (AP) - A northwest Missouri pilot has escaped serious injury after crashing his small vintage airplane near Missouri 6.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol says 48-year-old Stephen Blazer of Easton had just taken off when his 1940 Taylorcraft plane experienced a mechanical failure.
The St. Joseph News-Press (http://bit.ly/pk8Yhv) reported that the plane went down in a bean field Blazer owned.
Neighbors called for help, and Blazer was taken to the hospital with a broken nose and a minor cut to his face. Blazer initially planned to travel to Rosecrans Memorial Airport.
Information from: St. Joseph News-Press, http://www.stjoenews-press.com