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UPDATE: Washington man injured in crash near Eastern Iowa Airport

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64-year-old Douglas Tindal crashed his plane east of the Eastern Iowa Airport Sunday night. 64-year-old Douglas Tindal crashed his plane east of the Eastern Iowa Airport Sunday night.

LINN COUNTY (KWWL) - Another plane has crashed near the Eastern Iowa Airport.  Barely 24 hours after a small plane crash injured three people on their way to Monticello, emergency crews responded to another small plane crash near the airport Sunday night.  Rescue crews were called to an area south of the intersection of Kirkwood Blvd. and Wright Brothers Blvd.  That's east of Interstate 380.  The Linn County Sheriff tells us the pilot radioed that his single engine plane was getting low on fuel and needed help being guided in to the airport because of fog.  

Linn County Sheriff deputies say the pilot is 64-year-old Douglas Tindal of Washington. He was taken to a Cedar Rapids hospital for some minor facial injuries. 

Deputies say Tindal was en route to the Washington Municipal Airport, located just outside of Washington Sunday night. He was flying from the Richard Lloyd Jones Airport near Tulsa, Oklahoma.

It took emergency crews about 30 minutes to get Mr. Tindal to an ambulance because the plane was located far from a roadway.  It in a cornfield - only accessible by 4-wheelers or snowmobiles. The FAA is on the way to the crash site.

Skies were foggy at the time of the crash - with many commercial flights canceled at the airport Sunday.  The Sheriff tells us it's not clear right now if weather was a factor in that crash.

Multimedia Journalist: Bob Waters and Michelle Caldwell

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