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Young pilots crash but remain confident

November 23, 2011, 06:48 pm

A private plane recently crashed near Princeton, Minnesota, airport but the rookie pilot was able to crawl out of the upside down plane completely unharmed. The Cessna 152 flipped over and was severely damaged, but the pilot suffered no injuries. Pilot insurance can cover both aircraft repair as well as medical bills for such incidents.

While authorities have yet to determine the cause of the crash, the Sherburne County Sheriff's Office told the Minneapolis Star Tribune that the plane took off, climbed to 400 feet and then eventually went into a free fall when the plane lost power. It was the pilot's second solo flight.

However, the pilot's instructor as well as his friend said he is ready to get into the air again soon, and has not been deterred by the crash.

Another young pilot in Polk County, Florida, recently survived a plane crash and is also very eager to get back into the cockpit. ABC Action News reported 17-year-old Phillip Herrington was a passenger of a single-engine aircraft that eventually crashed and burst into flames. The pilot and Herrington were barely able to escape the wreckage, but the teenager remains determined to get his pilot license.

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