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Kit plane crashes in orchard; pilot, 80, slightly injured

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The pilot of this home-built plane suffered only minor injuries after crashing into an orchard in Cochise County. (Source: Cochise County Sheriff's Office) The pilot of this home-built plane suffered only minor injuries after crashing into an orchard in Cochise County. (Source: Cochise County Sheriff's Office)
COCHISE COUNTY, AZ (CBS5) -

A home-built plane hit a power line and crashed into an orchard Saturday evening.

CBS 5 News has identified the pilot as Wade Kincaid, 80, from Salome. The plane suffered significant damage but Kincaid received only minor injuries and was treated at University Medical Center in Tucson.

The Cochise County Sheriff's office says the pilot was flying the aircraft from Phoenix to Las Cruces where he was going to transfer it to a new owner.

The pilot landed the two-seat plane to refuel in San Simon, about 10 miles from the New Mexico border. Upon takeoff, the plane snagged a power line, which caused it to go down in the orchard.

According to a blurb Kincaid wrote in 2011 for Sport Aviation Online, the Dakota Hawk plane was the second plane he'd built from a kit. It first took flight in 2010.

The FAA was notified of the crash, and was allowing the Cochise County Sheriff's Office investigate, according to the CCSO official.

Copyright 2013 CBS5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved.

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