A pilot escaped his small plane before it caught fire after he made a crash landing in a field along Kentuck Road in Ohiopyle Monday evening.

He was taken to a local hospital by ambulance for a minor injury to his leg, according to State Police Trooper Robert Broadwater. The pilot, whose name has not been released, was the only person on the plane.

Broadwater said the pilot was experiencing engine trouble and called the Federal Aviation Administration for assistance. They directed him toward the field and assisted him in the landing just after 5 p.m.

Police did not have information on the type of plane, where the plane took off or where it was headed. The FAA is investigating.

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