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Plane with only pilot aboard crashes in field at Nut Tree Airport

The pilot of a plane that crashed in a field just on departure at the Nut Tree airport Friday morning escaped without serious injury.
The pilot of a plane that crashed in a field just on departure at the Nut Tree airport Friday morning escaped without serious injury. City of Vacaville

The pilot of a small plane that crashed in a grassy area on departure from the Nut Tree Airport on Friday morning escaped without serious injury, according to the FAA.

A spokesman for the Vacaville Fire Department said firefighters were dispatched about 8:30 a.m. to the airport.

The pilot, the only person on board, suffered minor injuries and was not taken to the hospital. There were no fuel leaks associated with the crash.

The Federal Aviation Administration reported that the single-engine Cessna 177 lost power on departure and went down just off the runway at the airport, near the intersection of Guild Road and Epic Street. The plane is registered to a Fairfield man.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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