Small plane crashes near DeKalb Airport

December 11, 2012 (DEKALB, Ill.)

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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