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Light plane lands on Pine Bluff, Arkansas city street

PINE BLUFF, AR (AP) - City drivers can add airplanes to the other traffic hazards they face.

The pilot of a single-engine, kit-built airplane brought it down Sunday afternoon on a city street after an emergency in the air.

The plane, a 1990 kit model known as a Cozy, ran over street signs and struck an automobile as it made an emergency landing on East Harding Avenue, a wide main thoroughfare on the city's east side, near the Pines Mall.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Lynn Lunsford said the airplane was flying over the city at 2:45 p.m. when its canopy opened and some debris flew back to strike the plane's rear-mounted propeller. Lunsford said the airplane sustained substantial damage, but no one was injured.

He said the FAA is investigating the accident, he said.

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