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One person was hospitalized after a small plane carrying two people crashed Tuesday at Meadow Lake Airport in eastern El Paso County, the Sheriff’s Office said. The plane did not lift off high enough from the runway and hit a fence just after 9 a.m. The hospitalized person is expected to recover; the other person in the plane was not hurt. The 1975 Cessna 172M fixed-wing, four-passenger aircraft is registered to Good Guys Finish First Inc., according to Federal Aviation Administration records.

Small plane crashes at airport, injuring one

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One person was hospitalized after a plane crash Tuesday at the Meadow Lake Airport in east El Paso County, the Sheriff's Office said.

The plane did not lift off high enough from the runway and collided with a fence just after 9 a.m., the Sheriff's Office said.

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They are expected to recover from their injuries. The other person in the plane was not hurt.

The Sheriff's Office did not know which person was the pilot.

The plane is a 1975 Cessna 172M fixed wing, four-passenger aircraft registered to Good Gusy Finish First Inc., according to Federal Aircraft Administration records.

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Liz Forster is a general assignment reporter with a focus on environment and public safety. She is a Colorado College graduate, avid hiker and skier, and sweet potato enthusiast. Liz joined The Gazette in June 2017.

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