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One critically injured when plane crashes

Staff reports • Oct 11, 2012 at 9:49 PM

CHUCKEY –– A plane carrying two passengers crashed near the runway at Hensley Airpark Thursday, according to a crash report from the Greene County Sheriff’s Department. One man was reportedly critically injured.

According to the report, the pilot, Jack Cooper, 50, 101 Kitty Hawk, and his passenger Marc Bravo, 50, 275 Mitchell Road, were in the plane, which did a run on the south end of the runway around 2 p.m. It then turned around and started to take off on the north end.

Gene Cutman told the sheriff’s department that he saw the plane go to the left of the runway and take off, but said it looked as if the pilot did not have control of the aircraft. The plane crashed in a field left of the runway, the report said.

Cooper was listed in critical condition Thursday night at Johnson City Medical Center.

Information on Bravo’s condition was unavailable.

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