Plane crashes in orchard in southwestern Arizona

Posted at: 07/14/2013 11:02 AM
By: Mike Anderson, KOB Eyewitness News 4

 SAN SIMON, Ariz. (AP) - An experimental single-engine plane crashed into an orchard in southwestern Arizona after it struck an electric power line during take-off.

The Cochise County Sheriff's Office says the plane's 80-year-old pilot suffered injuries to his face and was brought to a hospital for treatment.

he crash occurred Saturday near a street in the community of San Simon.

The community is located near the boundary between Arizona and New Mexico.

The pilot was bringing the two-seat plane from Phoenix to Las Cruces, N.M, when he stopped in San Simon to refuel.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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