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Pilot escapes without injury after plane crashes near airport in Piedmont, MO

(Source: Piedmont City Fire Department/Facebook) (Source: Piedmont City Fire Department/Facebook)
PIEDMONT, MO (KFVS) -

Piedmont Police Chief Richard Sanders is reporting that a small aircraft has crashed near Piedmont, Missouri on Tuesday, December 27.

According to the FAA, a Piper  PA-18 small aircraft crashed around 6:40 p.m. near the airport after clipping a power line. After crashing, the plane slid into a creek.

Sanders said the plane may have lost power, causing the plane to go down.

The pilot is okay and no other injuries have been reported.

"It's a blessing," he said. 

There were power outages reported around Clearwater Lake. Sanders said the power could be out for a couple hours.

Residents say the power wasn't restored until after 3 a.m. on Wednesday.

The FAA will continue to investigate.

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