Central Iowa small aircraft crash probe underway

(small aircraft pictured is a Quicksilver GT-400, the type that crashed in northeast Polk County Thursday)

(POLK COUNTY, Iowa)   The F-A-A is investigating the crash of a small aircraft yesterday afternoon in rural northeast Polk County.

The Pilot, 43-year-old Jason Beckman, suffered leg injuries, and cuts on his arms.   

He was flown to a Des Moines hospital for treatment.

The Polk County Sheriff's Office says the aircraft had taken off from a residence northwest of Farrar yesterday, and traveled 150-yards before crashing in a cornfield.

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