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October 4, 2013

Two injured in aircraft incident at Penn Valley Airport

SELINSGROVE - Two people were injured and transported to an area hospital following an incident involving a single-engine airplane at the Penn Valley Airport.

Police at the scene did not reveal the extent of the injuries or the names of those involved.

The airplane crashed at the end of the single runway at Penn Valley though it remains unclear whether the plane was taking off or landing at the time, according to officials. The nose of the plane was heavily damaged in the crash and fuel leaked out of the engine before being cleaned up by local fire crews.

The airport is closed following the incident, with air traffic being diverted to other airports.

Dave Hall, Penn Valley Airport's director of operations, said the plane is based out of the airport, but that he could not confirm the identities of those injured.

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Board have been notified, Hall said, though there is no word yet whether an investigation is forthcoming.

More information will be posted as it becomes available.

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