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PLANE CRASH: Officials Investigating Cause

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Investigators are on the scene in Western Iowa after a small plane crashed this weekend.

The plane went down Friday near the Atlantic Municipal Airport, according to the Cass County Sheriff’s Office.

The pilot, 24-year-old Christopher Peeler of Missouri, escaped the crash before it caught fire.

Peeler walked away from the crash and was hospitalized with minor injuries.

Officials are investigating what caused the crash.