Small plane crashes into river, minor injuries reported to 1

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Federal authorities are investigating the crash of a small plane into a Pennsylvania river, but authorities say only minor injuries were reported to one of two people aboard.

The Federal Aviation Administration says the Piper PA-46 landed in shallow water in the Susquehanna River after landing short of a runway at Harrisburg International Airport at about 5:30 p.m. Friday.

FAA officials say the two people aboard “exited the aircraft onto a wing.” Officials say one was taken to Hersey Medical Center for treatment.

Executive director Tim Edwards of the Susquehanna Area Regional Airport Authority said an “engine failure” prevented the aircraft from reaching the runway, and it landed in the river between Lower Swatara Township, Middletown and Royalton. It’s unclear if Harrisburg was the plane’s intended destination.

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