Pilot missing runway, crashes small-engine plane in Surprise

A pilot was transported to the hospital this afternoon with minor injuries after his small plane went down in Surprise.

The single engine plane had just taken off from Glendale Airpark when it tried to land at a private airstrip near the Loop 303 and Cactus.

But the plane ended up landing short of that runway and came down on its nose in a nearby field.

The pilot's injuries were minor and their passenger wasn't seriously hurt either.

The FAA is still investigation the cause of the crash.

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