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Small plane crashes in Ohio, no one injured

XENIA, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say no one was injured when a small plane crashed at a southwest Ohio airport.

The State Highway Patrol says the single-engine 2002 Piper Malibu Mirage crashed about 10 a.m. Wednesday upon landing at the Greene County Airport near Xenia in southwest Ohio.

Patrol Sgt. Paul Lezotte (luh-ZAHT') says the pilot and his lone passenger had flown from Alabama to attend a business meeting in the Dayton area.

Lezotte says the pilot told authorities that the front landing gear collapsed when the plane landed. Lezotte says the plane skidded off the runway and crashed nose-down in a grassy area.

Authorities say the plane will remain in a hangar at the airport until the Federal Aviation Administration conducts its investigation.

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