Small plane crash landing in Van Buren County, 3 injured

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CLINTON, Ark. — Three people are injured after a plane malfunction in Van Buren County.

The pilot, and grandmother and granddaughter are being treated for non life-threatening injuries.

Clinton police say the accident happened upon takeoff when the pilot of the single engine plane was unable to get sufficient lift.

He was able to make a crash landing on Highway 65.

The three were airlifted to a hospital.

The plane was damaged in the crash landing.

The exact cause of the accident will be determined by the Federal Aviation Administration.

Authorities confirm the accident happened around 10:00 am.

The three were airlifted to a hospital, their names and details on their injuries have not been released.

The plane went down near the runway.

The cause of the accident is being investigated.

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