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Plane in LaGrange County crashes in field after engine failure

LAGRANGE COUNTY, Ind. (WANE)  Investigators determined a plane’s engine failed Saturday night, which resulted in injuring the plane’s elderly passenger when it crashed.

The single engine plane went down just north of County Road 700 South, near County Road 200 East, Saturday around 8:40 p.m.

According to a release from the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department, the female passenger on the plane was transported to a hospital in Fort Wayne for treatment. It’s not clear to what extent she was injured.

The pilot of the plane complained of neck pain, but medics released him from the scene with no other injuries.

Police estimate there was $5,000 worth of property damage.