Small plane crashes near DeKalb Airport

Chopper 7 HD was over the scene of a small plane crash near DeKalb Municipal Airport, Tuesday, December 11, 2012.

December 11, 2012 7:23:04 PM PST
A small plane came to a rest upside down after crash landing near DeKalb Municipal Airport off Route 38 late Tuesday afternoon.

The pilot, James Auman, is in stable condition. He was the only person on board the experimental plane.

Firefighters removed Auman from the overturned plane. Authorities say the pilot was conscious and alert, but it took some time to get him out of the plane. He was flown by helicopter to an area hospital.

The cause of the crash may be related to a mechanical problem, according to authorities. .

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