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Pilot Practicing Takeoffs & Landings Crashes At North Andover Airport

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(Photo Credit: Mass. State Police)

(Photo Credit: Mass. State Police)

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NORTH ANDOVER (AP) — Authorities say a small plane whose pilot was practicing landings and takeoffs crashed on a runway in northeastern Massachusetts, leaving the pilot with minor injuries.

State police say plane landed upside down after the crash Thursday night at Lawrence Airport in North Andover.

The pilot has been identified as 49-year-old Rebecca Harvey of Acton. Troopers say she “experienced difficulty” during the drills but didn’t give more details. They’re still investigating.

Harvey was able to walk away from the crash to the control tower to get help.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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