Minor injuries reported in plane crash Thursday

SHERIDAN — An airplane crash at the Sheridan County Airport resulted in no serious injuries Thursday evening.

Sheridan Fire-Rescue Chief Terry Lenhart said that while several agencies responded to the 7:30 p.m. call, the plane’s pilot was able to walk away from the scene without assistance.

Lenhart added that while the aircraft sustained damage, the incident was minor in nature and that no other people or structures were affected. The pilot refused medical treatment.

Sheridan County Airport manager John Stopka said the pilot, Gary Garland of Buffalo, was attempting to make a left-hand turn following takeoff when his engine stalled and caused the plane to crash.

Stopka said the cause of the malfunction is still unknown.

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Paolo Cisneros joined The Sheridan Press staff in August 2012. He covers business, energy and public safety. A Chicago native, he graduated with a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2011.

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