Homemade plane crashes in Orange County

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MONTGOMERY -

A 90-year-old New City man is recovering this morning after his homemade plane crashed at Orange County Airport in Montgomery on Wednesday.

Airport officials say the elderly man suffered head injuries yesterday afternoon after losing control during takeoff.
Officials say the plane pulled left, it hit an electronic marker box and flipped over.

The Van’s RV6 aircraft involved in the incident is amateur-built aircraft and comes in a do-it-yourself kit.

The FAA is now investigating.

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