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Man OK after crashing on small plane at Purdue Airport

We now know the man who crashed while flying a small plane into the Purdue University Airport is okay.

Posted: Aug 2, 2018 10:40 PM
Updated: Aug 2, 2018 10:41 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI)- We now know the man who crashed while flying a small plane into the Purdue University Airport is okay.

Andy Swartz with Purdue Police told News 18 they were dispatched around 5:30 Thursday evening due to a stuck rudder on the plane, which is what steers the nose of the plane.

First responders say the crash happened after the plane touched down.

Purdue said he was not a student and refused medical treatment at the scene.

The plane is a fixed wing single engine registered under Purdue Aviation, and the extent of the damage to the plane is unclear at this time.

The plane crashed not too far from the four World War II historic aircraft that are currently on display at the airport.

This crash remains under investigation.

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