Small Plane Crash Lands, Catches Fire on Highway 99 near Crows Landing

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Courtesy: Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department

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MODESTO — A small plane crash-landed Friday evening along Highway 99 near Crows Landing Road.

Officials say the incident happened shortly before 8 p.m.

The California Highway Patrol in Modesto said preliminary reports indicate the pilot is a 59-year-old man from Santa Cruz.

He was flying a Piper Dakota which is a single-engine aircraft.

The pilot was able to walk away with minor injuries. No other injuries were reported.

No cars were hit, but the freeway is expected to be shut down in both directions.

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